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Autobiography, Reminiscences And Letters of John Trumbull From 1756 to 1841

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Autobiography, Reminiscences And Letters of John Trumbull From 1756 to 1841

by Trumbull, John

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New York & London: Wiley and Putnam, 1841. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very good. The first edition of Autobiography, Reminiscences And Letters of John Trumbull From 1756 to 1841, the "Painter of the Revolution.. Octavo, xvi, 439pp. Quarter brown morocco, marbled boards. New endpapers. Solid text block. Even toning to leaves throughout, some transference from illustrations. Tissue cover to frontispiece portrait. Marginalia in pencil on last leaf of text. This work is complete, with frontispiece portrait, 2 fold-out maps and 20 engraved plates. Maps include Boston Harbor and Ticonderoga. Illustrations include 5 portraits of Native American Creek leaders. Appendix includes list of paintings by Colonel Trumbull on exhibit at Yale University. (Sabin 97249). John Trumbull (1756-1843) was an American painter known for his depictions of the American Revolution. Trumbull initially served as an aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the early years of the war. Trumbull's talent as a historical painter led him to create a series of famous works related to the American Revolution. Some of his notable paintings include: The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775, and George Washington at Trenton. The work titled The Declaration of Independence, Trumbull's most iconic painting, shows the drafting committee presenting the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress. It is one of his most famous works and is prominently displayed in the United States Capitol.

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Title
Autobiography, Reminiscences And Letters of John Trumbull From 1756 to 1841
Author
Trumbull, John
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The first edition of Autobiography, Reminiscences And Letters of John Trumbull From 1756 to 1841, the "Painter of the Revolution
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First Edition
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Wiley and Putnam
Place of Publication
New York & London
Date Published
1841
Keywords
The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, Paintings by John Trumbull at Yale University,

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