Print of "The Declaration of Independence"

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1838

GUSN

GUSN-18376

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

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engraving (printing process)
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Picture, History

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Kimberly, Denison, 1814-1863 (Engraver)
Franklin Print Co. (Publisher)
Bolton, J. B. (Calligrapher)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

14 3/8 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.412

Places

Massachusetts (United States)