Full length portait of Colonel Trumbull, (painting)
Twibill, G. W.
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 106
This gentleman entered the army immediately after leaving college, as adjutant of one of the Connecticut regiments sent by his father, Gov. Trumbull, to Cambridge. He was soon invited into General Washington's family, and promoted to the station of brigade major. Upon General Gates being appointed to the command of the army in Canada, he chose Mr. Trumbull for his deputy adjutant general, in which capacity the young officer accompanied Gates to Lake Champlain, in 1776; but the army of Canada had been drawn thence. In the autumn of that year Col. Trumbull went with Arnold, as his deputy adjutant general, to Providence, Rhode Island, and in the spring of 1777 resigned his commission and retired. He left his home to act as volunteer aid to Gen. Sullivan, at the attack upon Rhode Island. Painting then occupied his whole attention, and he studied with West, at London, in 1780. His pictures, from 1784 to 1790, as historical compositions, have attracted great attention and high commendation. Many of his best are in the Trumbull Gallery, New-Haven; and his finest picture, in our opinion, "The Sortie from Gibraltar," is now at the Atheneum in Boston. Portraits painted by Col. Trumbull are spread over our country, and several are in our City Hall. See No. 36. [Pp. 17-18; see entry 01510036 for the artist's biography.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.