First Idea of Declaration of Independence, Paris, Sept. 1786 Artist: John Trumbull (American, 1756–1843)
Artist: Thomas Jefferson (American, 1743–1826, LL.D. 1786)

Medium

Graphite (Trumbull) pen and brown ink (Jefferson)

Dimensions

17.6 × 23 cm (6 15/16 × 9 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Ernest A. Bigelow

Accession Number

1926.8.1-.2

Culture
Period

18th century

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Bibliography

  • Elizabeth Kennedy, Olivier Meslay, and Lois Marie Fink, American Artists and the Louvre, exh. cat. (Chicago: Terra Foundation for American Art, 2006), 37, ill.
  • Helen A. Cooper et al., John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 79, pl. 26.

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