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Trumbull’s portrait of Washington at West Point: marvelous art with an even better story (part 2)

July 12, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

Artist John Trumbull had been in London only a short time in 1780 when he started working on a full-length portrait Great Britain’s arch American enemy George Washington. Trumbull, a former colonel in the Continental Army, was clearly violating the pledge he made to British officials not to participate in political activities. Ostensibly, he was • Read More »

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