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The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill, 17 June, 1775

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Called in his day the “patriot-artist,” John Trumbull served in the Continental Army from 1775 to 1777 and became known for his images of the Revolutionary War—a prime source of material for contemporary history paintings. After resigning his commission, he went to London to study with...

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Between 1815 and 1831, commissioned by the Warren family; 1909, descended in the Warren family to J. Collins Warren (1842-1927), Boston; 1927, by inheritance to his son, Joseph Warren (1875-1942), Cambridge, Mass.; 1942, to his estate; 1946, by inheritance to his son, Howland Shaw Warren (1910-2003), Nahant, Mass.; 1977, gift of Howland S. Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 1977)

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Gift of Howland S. Warren

after 1815–before 1831


50.16 x 75.56 cm (19 3/4 x 29 3/4 in.)

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Oil on canvas