Prints and Drawings
Artist: John Trumbull, American, 1756–1843

Study for the Death of General Warren at Bunker’s Hill

1785–86

Pen and brown ink, gray and brown ink washes, squared for transfer in graphite on off-white wove paper

Sight: 14 x 20.6 cm (5 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.); framed: 26.7 x 34.3 x 2.5 cm (10 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 1 in.)
Purchased with a gift from Robert L. McNeil, Jr., B.S. 1936S and the John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893, Fund
2005.7.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

The artist; his great-niece, Mary Huntington Lanman Bull, Montclair, New Jersey, 1874; sold, "Catalogue of the Very Important Studies and Sketches Made by Col. John Trumbull," by Stan V. Henkels at The Art and Auction Rooms of Thomas Birch's Sons, Philadelphia, Penn., December 17, 1896, lot I; to Edwin Babcock Holden (d. 1906), New York; sold, "The Edwin Babcock Holden Collection," American Art Galleries, New York, April 28, 1910, lot 3788; by descent to private collection. Purchased at Sotheby's (May 19, 2004) by dealer David Nisinson.

Bibliography: 

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 56, 354, pl. 30.

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