The Signing

Revolutionary War Image

of the Declaration of Independence

John Trumbull
Oil on canvas, 12′ x 18′
Commissioned 1817; purchased 1819; placed 1826 Rotunda

“The first painting that Trumbull completed for the Rotunda shows the signing of the Declaration of Independence in what is now called Independence Hall, Philadelphia, on July 4, 1776. The painting features the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence–John Adams, Robert Sherman, Thomas Jefferson (presenting the document), and Benjamin Franklin–standing before John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress. The painting includes portraits of 42 of the 56 signers and 5 other patriots. The artist sketched the individuals and the room from life.” ~~ragdaltx at Flickr

The image, Signing of the Declaration of Independence, was originally uploaded by ragdaltx. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites posted at “The Revolution Flickred”.


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