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  • Trumbull, John,
     
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  • History -- United States
     
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  • Portrait male -- Montgomery, Richard
     
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  • Occupation -- Military
     
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  • Portrait male -- Chessman, Jacob
     
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  • Portrait male -- MacPherson, John
     
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  • Portrait male -- Ogden, Matthias
     
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  • Portrait male -- Humphries, John
     
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  • Portrait male -- Cooper, Samuel
     
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  • Portrait male -- Campbell, Donald
     
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  • Portrait male -- Lewis, Joseph
     
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  • Ethnic -- Indian
     
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  • Ethnic -- British
     
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  • Portrait male -- Meigs, Jonathan
     
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  • Portrait male -- Ward, Samuel
     
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  • Portrait male -- Hendricks, William
     
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  • State of Being -- Death
     
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  • State of Being -- Evil
     
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  • Architecture exterior -- Military
     
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  • Painting
     
     
    The Death of General Montgomery in Attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775, (painting).
    Artist: 
    Trumbull, John, 1756-1843, painter.
    Title: 
    The Death of General Montgomery in Attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775, (painting).
    Dates: 
    1834.
    Medium: 
    Oil on canvas.
    Dimensions: 
    72 1/2 x 108 1/16 in. (184.2 x 274.5 cm).
    Description: 
    History painting depicting Major General Richard Montgomery dying in the arms of Major Matthias Ogden, while his two aides-de-camp, Captain Jacob Chessman and John MacPherson, lie dead on the ground in front of him. The figures of Lieutenants John Humphries and Samuel Cooper and Lieutenant Colonel Donald Campbell stand behind Montgomery. An Oneida chief, Colonel Joseph Lewis, raises a tomahawk over his head. In the lower left, Major Return Jonathan Meigs and Captains Samuel Ward and William Hendricks watch the scene unfold.
    Subject: 
    History -- United States -- Revolution
    Portrait male -- Montgomery, Richard -- Full length
    Occupation -- Military -- General
    Portrait male -- Chessman, Jacob -- Full length
    Portrait male -- MacPherson, John -- Full length
    Portrait male -- Ogden, Matthias -- Full length
    Portrait male -- Humphries, John -- Full length
    Portrait male -- Cooper, Samuel -- Full length
    Portrait male -- Campbell, Donald -- Full length
    Portrait male -- Lewis, Joseph
    Ethnic -- Indian -- Oneida
    Ethnic -- British
    Portrait male -- Meigs, Jonathan -- Full length
    Portrait male -- Ward, Samuel -- Full length
    Portrait male -- Hendricks, William -- Full length
    State of Being -- Death
    State of Being -- Evil -- War
    Architecture exterior -- Military -- Battlefield
    Object Type: 
    Painting
    Owner: 
    Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103 Accession Number: 1844.2
    Provenance: 
    Formerly in the collection of Trumbull, John, until 1843.
    Purchased from Silliman, Daniel, 1844.
    References: 
    Wadsworth Atheneum, 1974.
    Sizer, Theodore, "The works of Colonel John Trumbull, artist of the American Revolution," Rev. ed., New Haven: Yale University Press, 1967.
    Miller, Lillian B., "The Dye Is Now Cast: The road to American Independence, 1774-1776," Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press (National Portrait Gallery), 1975.
    Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin, "American Paintings Before 1945 in the Wadsworth Atheneum," New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1996, pg. 742.
    Illustration: 
    Miller, Lillian B., "The Dye Is Now Cast: The road to American Independence, 1774-1776," Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press (National Portrait Gallery, 1975, pg. 231.
    Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin, "American Paintings Before 1945 in the Wadsworth Atheneum," New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1996, plate 128.
    Note: 
    The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
    Repository: 
    Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
    Control Number: 
    IAP 06910062
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