The Last Family who perished in the Deluge, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 52
Painted in 1838-9. An infant exhausted by cold, wet, and hunger, lies dead in the lap of its mother, whose whole soul is engrossed, and all her faculties so absorbed in the contemplation of this calamity, that she is insensible to the horrors of the scene which surrounds her, and does not even see that her husband is just dashed from the rock (their last and only place of refuge) by a violent surge, and is perishing at her feet. The father throws up his eyes and hand to heaven, as if saying--"Heavenly Father% oh, smite us at once with thy lightning, and put an end to this lingering misery%" [Pp. 34-35.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by Colonel Trumbull; including eight subjects of the American Revolution, with near two hundred and fifty Portraits of persons distinguished in that important period, painted by him from Life. On exhibition in the Picture Gallery of Yale College, New Haven: where they were placed by the donor, on condition that after his decease, the proceeds of the exhibition be forever applied in aid of the education of indigent students in Yale College. Fourth Edition. New Haven: Printed by E. Hayes, 50 Chapel St. 1860.