Art: 110 Years in Hartford

The founding fathers of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford believed in American art—and the closer to Connecticut the better. Painting No. 1 in the first catalogue the Atheneum ever published was The Battle of Bunker's Hill by John Trumbull, and the catalogue took pains to point out that "Col. Trumbull, the artist, was on that day adjutant of the First Regiment of Connecticut troops stationed at Roxbury, and saw (the) action from that point." Last week, no years after its founding by Daniel Wadsworth, the Atheneum was proudly showing the public how its...

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