Study for the Death of General Warren at Bunker's Hill Artist: John Trumbull (American, 1756–1843)


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


sight in frame: 5 1/2 × 8 1/8 in. (14 × 20.6 cm)
framed: 10 1/2 × 13 1/2 × 1 in. (26.7 × 34.3 × 2.5 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased with a gift from Robert L. McNeil, Jr., B.S. 1936S and the John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893, Fund

Accession Number



18th century


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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.
  • American Art: Selections from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2023), 87–88, no. 31, ill
  • 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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Object/Work type

histories (visual works), military history


Whatman watermark


inscribed "Death of General Warren at Bunker's Hill/June 17, 1775./Painted 1785 & 6 on the reverse


Signed "J. Trumbull"

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