Archives of American Art

John Trumbull collection

Collection ID:
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
1790-[ca. 1800]
Physical Description:
5 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A ticket to the American Academy of Fine Arts, undated; a receipt for a subscription, April 27, 1790, signed by Anthony C. Poggi; a written receipt to A. C. Poggi, March 8, 1800, and a receipt for a subscription for a print of the Declaration of Independence "which I hereby promise to deliver according to the Propsals published at New-York on the 15th of January, 1818," all signed by Trumbull. Also found is a printed advertisement for "Declaration of Independence. Published by John Trumbull, New-York, Sept. 10th, 1822," describing the delay in printing due to "political convulsions which, during 25 years, were so fatal to the arts of peace."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New Haven, Connecticut. Born in Lebanon, Ct. Studied under Benjamin West in London. Painted historic portraits and paintings.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D10 (fr. 1615-1617) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ticket and receipt donated 1956 by Charles Feinberg. The Poggi note was donated 1958 by Argosy Book Shop. The advertisement and receipt relating to The Declaration of Independence has an unknown donor.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Poggi, A. C. de Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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