Sketches by Newbold Hough Trotter  1792-1801; undated
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Biographical/Historical Note

Newbold Hough Trotter was born in Philadelphia in 1827. Newbold was primarily a self-taught painter, studying only briefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at The Hague in Holland (under William T. van Starkenborg). The main focus of his work was Nature, especially American landscapes and animals. Trotter's work was recognized and exhibited during his lifetime. His painting, Wounded Buffalo Pursued by Prairie Wolves , was purchased by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman for Army headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Trotter died in New Jersey in 1898.