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"General George Washington at Trenton" by John Trumbull

General George Washington
at Trenton

by John Trumbull


Open Edition Fine Art
Giclèe Canvas
19"w x 28"h. $245

Open Edition Fine Art
Giclèe Canvas
27"w x 40"h. $450

Open Edition Fine Art
Giclèe Canvas
40"w x 59"h. $895



General George Washington at Trenton
by John Trumbull

The Greenwich Workshop's second release from the iconic American painter John Trumbull is another cherished piece of American history. General George Washington at Trenton.

In 1792 the city of Charleston, South Carolina, commissioned from John Trumbull a portrait of George Washington for its city hall to commemorate the president¹s visit the previous year. General Washington sat for Trumbull in Philadelphia in 1792, and this painting was the result.

The commission had personal significance for Trumbull, for he had served as Washington¹s second aide-de-camp during the Revolution. Trumbull chose to convey the critical moment of Washington¹s leadership during the Revolutionary War when his night maneuvers at Trenton, New Jersey, led to a decisive victory at Princeton the following day, a major turning point of the war. Trumbull considered this portrait the "best of those which I painted." In Trumbull's blend of history painting and portrait, the commander in chief epitomizes heroism and nobility, yet Charleston refused to accept it on the grounds that they preferred a more amiable and peaceful image. Trumbull produced another likeness of Washington, this time with the city in the background, which Charleston accepted.

The Greenwich Workshop is publishing the original version of the painting which hangs at The Yale University Art Gallery. This is the one that meant the most to the artist himself.

In fact, John Trumbull's attachment to this specific painting is what led to a rather unusual request. The artist stipulated that upon his death his remains were to be interred close to this painting. That is why to this day the remains of both John Trumbull and his wife Sarah are kept safely within the walls of The Yale University Art Gallery. Directly beneath this very painting.

As with our previous Trumbull release, The Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776, a digital file of the original was provided to us by The Yale University Art Gallery through their Open Access Program. We then made several trips to Yale to view the painting for color and tonal corrections.

This allowed us to make certain that this reproduction is the finest ever created. A painting of this importance must be treated with the respect it deserves. Something only The Greenwich Workshop can achieve.

"General George Washington at Trenton" by John Trumbull






Also from John Trumbull...
John Trumbull's "The Declaraion of Independence, July 4th 1776" A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition
The Declaration of Independence,
July 4th 1776
by John Trumbull
John Trumbull's "The Declaraion of Independence, July 4th 1776" A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition

Recognized as one of Trumbull's best works, The Declaration of Independence July 4th 1776 is an artistic and historical masterpiece, depicting a seminal moment in US History. The painting includes portraits of 48 of the 56 signers and 5 other patriots. Trumbull painted at least 36 members from life.

The Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776 was a labor of love for John Trumbull for over 30 years. He received support for the project from Thomas Jefferson himself. “I began the composition of The Declaration of Independence, with the assistance of [Jefferson's] information and advice.” Trumbull once said. Indeed, it is Jefferson’s recollection of the Assembly Room that is reproduced on canvas.

Open Edition Fine Art Giclèe Canvas
31"w x 21"h. $295

Open Edition Fine Art Giclèe on Paper
22"w x 15"h. $125



Until now, publishers have had to rely on material from unknown sources, often leading to poor quality prints that fail to create an accurate reproduction of the original masterpiece. The only way to truly match an original is with a high quality digital file of the original painting produced by a professional under the proper conditions. The Yale University Art Gallery provided us with such a file through their Open Access Program.

Examples of inferiour reproductions of image.

Our location, just thirty minutes from The Yale University Art Gallery, has allowed us to achieve an unrivalled quality previously not seen for this work. We can view the original painting and make color and tonal corrections to match it precisely.

In addition to the superior quality of the image, the longevity of the product is also noteworthy. Most of the cheaper reproductions on the market will fade within a few years. We use archival ink along with a high quality canvas that is free of optical brighteners. Our canvases are rated to hold their color for 100 years.

For the first time in its history, the public will be able to purchase a reproduction of this painting presented as the artist intended. The painting itself not only depicts a moment in US history, the painting is itself a part of US history.



 

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