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Print of "The Declaration of Independence"

1998.412 (RS22635)

Description

Engraving in a gilt frame of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence. In the room where the signing was held, men are seated and standing with five major figures presenting the declaration to five other men standing behind a desk. Around the engraving are eigh smaller portraits of major political figures and the seals of twenty-six states. Major figures are identified at the bottom beneath the declaration.

Details

Maker
Kimberly, Denison, 1814-1863 (Engraver)
Franklin Print Co. (Publisher)
Bolton, J. B. (Calligrapher)
Date
1838
Inscriptions
Printed on the bottom of the print: ""Engraved by D. Kimberly. Entered according...in the year 1838, by the Franklin Print Co. in the clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts. The lettering by J.B. Bolton./ Published by the Franklin Print Compy./ 46 Court Street./ Boston.""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Picture, History
prints (visual works)
Dimensions
14 3/8 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.412
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18376

Comments

Signing of the Declaration of Independence #

AvatarPosted by John on December 8, 2015
This depicts the presentation of the Declaration of Independence and not the "Signing" of the Declaration of Independence.