THE ICONIC WORKS OF JOHN TRUMBULL



John Trumbull was an American painter, diplomat and architect. He is noted for his four large history paintings in the Capitol Rotunda, which depict pivotal moments before, during and after the Revolutionary War. He drew upon his own experiences and the personal acquaintances that he formed during the war to depict the places and people involved.   The son of the Governor of Connecticut, Trumbull served in the Continental Army, and briefly as aid-de-camp to George Washington.

Washington Resigns his Commission, Annapolis, 1783

The Declaration of Independence, 1776

Burgoyne Surrender at Saratoga, 1777

Cornwallis Surrender at Yorktown, 1781