Samuel Blachley Webb (1753-1807)

Object Number: 
ca. 1790
Oil on canvas
Overall: 24 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. ( 61.6 x 51.4 cm )
Gallery Label: 
This portrait of Webb was painted when Trumbull was executing a great many likenesses of the men who had served in the Continental Army. These portraits were to be incorporated into his projected series of history paintings, which illustrated the major battles and the significant events that led to the independence of the Colonies.
Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, pp. 31, 85. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, pp. 871-3.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts
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Creative: Tronvig Group