Elizabeth showed me the many paintings in the Connecticut Historical Society's collection that are stored while not on display. The top photo shows two different paintings of Governor Jonathan Trumbull and his wife, Faith. Trumbull was Connecticut's first governor. He served from 1769 - 1784, beginning when Connecticut was a colony and ending when it was a state.
One of his sons -- John Trumbull -- became a leading American painter in the late 18th century. He painted the top painting of his mother and father. Another son -- Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. -- became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, a U. S. Senator and eventually the Governor of Connecticut from 1797 until his death in 1809.