Declaration of Independence

John Trumbull's famous painting, Declaration of Independence, depicts the presentation of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress on June 28, 1776. The painting shows the five-man drafting committee (John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin) presenting their work to the Congress. Seated is the President of Congress, John Hancock. The original painting, measuring 12 by 18 feet, hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull. Finished in 1818, Trumbull's 12 foot by 18 foot painting depicted the moment in 1776 when the first draft of the Declaration was presented to the Second Continental Congress.
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Trumbull, John. Declaration of Independence, 1818, oil on canvas, Washington, D.C., U.S. Capitol.

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