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Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull
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[JOHN TRUMBULL]. Engraved print by Waterman Lilly Ormsby, after an 1823 engraving by Asher B. Durand of John Trumbull’s famous painting of 1819. Brooklyn, NY: Cole & Co., the first edition of this print was in 1876. The plates survive and this is likely a modern strike, with modern coloring. Framed to 42½ x 33¼ in.

Inventory #23073       Price: $1,250

The original painting, commissioned by Congress in 1817 as part of a series of historical paintings by John Trumbull, now hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The Hudson River School artist Asher B. Durand established his reputation with a fine engraved copy of the painting in 1823. This engraving was copied in turn by Waterman Lilly Ormsby at the time of the Centennial of Independence and reproduced for the consumer market. An example of the Ormsby engraving is in the White House art collection.


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