At the battle of Cannae, arranged and painted at the age of eighteen, before the artist had received any instruction. The arrangement of composition of this early picture is all that is original: the parts or separate figures were chosen from various engravings. See Rollin's Roman History, book 14th, sec. 2d, page 64 of the 2d London Edition. The earliest composition of the artist. "Animaeque magna predigum Paulum, superante Poeno." Horace, book 1, Ode 12, P. 38. Painted at Lebanon, 1774. [P. 25.]
Catalogue of Paintings of 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 the Life, now exhibiting in the Gallery of Yale College, New-Haven. New-Haven: Printed by J. Peck, 1835.