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John Trumbull Collection, 1820-1831

Identifier: MC-1954-204

Scope and Contents

This slender volume, similar to a scrapbook, contains two letters written and signed by Trumbull: one to Richard Rush regarding the death of artist Benjamin West, and the other to Sir Thomas Lawrence congratulating him on succeeding West as president of the Royal Academy.

Another item in the book is a chart indicating the colors used in Trumbull’s painting “Our Savior Receiving Little Children.” This is followed by seven proofs, in various states, of an engraving of the painting “Surrender of Cornwallis.”

There are two invitations included in the album, one to a dinner given by “The President,” dated 1827; and one to a dinner “to be given by the Citizens of New York, to the Hon. Daniel Webster, as a testimony of the high opinion…”


  • 1820 - 1831


Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only.

Biographical / Historical

Col. John Trumbull, a soldier and aide to General George Washington during the Revolutionary and Federalist periods. He has been called "The Painter of the Revolution".


1 item (A scrapbook.)

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Physical Description

Good Condition.


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Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. Repository

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa Ok 74127