Prints and Drawings
Artist: John Trumbull, American, 1756–1843
Artist: Thomas Jefferson, American, 1743–1826

First Idea of Declaration of Independence, Paris, Sept. 1786

1786

Graphite (Trumbull) pen and brown ink (Jefferson)

17.6 x 23 cm (6 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. Ernest A. Bigelow
1926.8.1-.2
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Status: 
By appointment
Bibliography: 

Helen A. Cooper et al., John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 79, pl. 26.

Elizabeth Kennedy, Olivier Meslay, and Lois Marie Fink, American Artists and the Louvre, exh. cat. (Chicago: Terra Foundation for American Art, 2006), 37, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.