American Paintings and Sculpture
Artist: John Trumbull, American, 1756–1843

The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776


Oil on canvas

20 1/8 x 30 in. (51.1 x 76.2 cm) framed: 27 1/4 x 37 x 2 5/8 in. (69.22 x 93.98 x 6.67 cm)
Trumbull Collection
18th–19th century
On view

Helen A. Cooper et al., John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 74, pl. 24.

Christie’s, New York, George Washington at Princeton: From the Collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, sale cat. (2006), 12, ill.

David McCullough, 1776 (China: Simon and Schuster, 2007), 212-213, Front cover, ill.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 26, 88–89, 98, no. 34, ill.

John Ferling, The Ascent of George Washington:The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009), unpag., ill.

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