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April 12, 1793 dated Pay Order signed by John Trumbull - Artist known as "Painter of the Revolution" - American Revolution

Inv# CT1074A   Autograph
State(s): Connecticut
Years: April 12, 1793

Front and back shown of this Pay Order signed by George Wyllys, Andrew Kingsbury and John Trumbull. John Trumbull (June 6, 1756 – November 10, 1843) was an American artist of the early independence period, notable for his historical paintings of the American Revolutionary War, of which he was a veteran. He has been called the "Painter of the Revolution". Trumbull's Declaration of Independence (1817), one of his four paintings that hang in the United States Capitol rotunda, is used on the reverse of the current United States two-dollar bill.

As a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, Trumbull rendered a particular service at Boston by sketching plans of the British and American lines and works. He witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was appointed second aide-de-camp to General George Washington, and in June 1776, deputy adjutant general to General Horatio Gates. He resigned from the army in 1777 after a dispute over the dating of his officer commission.

In 1780, with funds depleted, Trumbull turned to art as a profession and traveled to London, where he was introduced to Benjamin Franklin. Trumbull studied under Benjamin West. At West's suggestion, Trumbull painted small pictures of the American Revolutionary War and miniature portraits. He painted about 250 such portraits in his lifetime. He also painted the portrait of Washington from memory during this time. Read more at

Andrew Kingsbury served in the Comtroller's Office until 1791. He was appointed Comptroller of Public Accounts, serving until 1793, when he was elected Treasurer of the State of Connecticut; Kingsbury remained in that office until 1818. Read more at;jsessionid=52B0B8C5C22E84C678F328FD57F91584

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Condition: Excellent
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Price: $595.00