John Trumbull⁣ Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776⁣

7/4/2021, 10:40:29 PM
John Trumbull⁣ Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776⁣ Commissioned 1817; purchased 1819; placed 1826 in the Rotunda⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣“The first painting that Trumbull completed for the Rotunda shows the presentation of the Declaration of Independence in what is now called Independence Hall, Philadelphia.⁣ The painting features the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence: John Adams, Robert R. Livingston, Roger 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.⁣ Look closely to see that Thomas Jefferson appears to be standing on John Adams's foot! While this is probably due to the painting being retouched, the thought is fun.⁣ This depiction can also be found on the back of the U.S. $2 bill (with Jefferson's foot moved!).”⁣ #paintings #painting #artlovers #artists #famousart #artlegends #art #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #artoftheday #artstagram #artofinstagram #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #johntrumbull #trumbull #declarationofindependencejuly41776 #declarationofindependence #july41776 🇺🇸 #independenceday #americanart #americanhistoryart

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