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Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1932

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AO 118.9 x 84.1 46.8 x 33.1
A2 59.4 x 42.0 23.4 x 16.5
A3 42.0 x 29.7 16.5 x 11.7
A4 29.7 x 21.0
11.7 x 8.3
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    Archival Giclée Art Print

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    Limited Edition of 100

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    Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


    ABOUT THIS PRINT

    This is an early twentieth-century depiction of one of the most famous episodes in American history. It frames the moment in June 1776 when Thomas Jefferson (standing) passed his draft of the Declaration of Independence to Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. We can see Franklin, who worked for so many years as a printer in Philadelphia, locked in concentration as he scans the text. He would have been the very first person to reads words that have subsequently become world famous – ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another …’. Even John Adams, who was not given to flattery, was ‘delighted with [the text’s] high tone, and the flights of oratory’. The final text would soon be adopted by Congress on 4 July 1776. – Peter Moore

    Published: 1932 (reproduction)
    Location: 
    One of 78 scenes from the artist's seriesThe Pageant of a Nation
    Artist: Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
    Remaster: 
    Joshua Barrett
    Original Format: 
    Photomechanical print
    Commercial Use: 
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    PRINT CREDENTIALS

    Presented on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching®; a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure.

    ORIGINAL CAPTION

    "Thomas Jefferson (right), Benjamin Franklin (left), and John Adams (center) meet at Jefferson's lodgings, on the corner of Seventh and High (Market) streets in Philadelphia, to review a draft of the Declaration of Independence."

    Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1932
    Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1932
    Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1932
    Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1932
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    LIFE, LIBERTY & HAPPINESS

    Part of a Limited Edition Collaboration with author Peter Moore

    To mark the release of his new book 'Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness', bestselling historian Peter Moore has worked with us in curating a collection of fine-art prints inspired by the hidden roots of the Declaration of Independence, and has signed an exclusive Ex Libris edition of his book, only available through Unseen Histories.

    The Collection

    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

    Britain and the American Dream (1740–1776)

    • Scintillating

      "What a scintillating read. Atmospheric yet analytical, well-paced yet deeply probing, Moore’s book delivers striking new perspectives ... I loved it."

      DAISY DUNN, author of Not Far From Brideshead

    • Absorbing

      "A wealth of unexpected influences and connections, a trove of gripping stories, and a vibrant company of characters. A wonderfully absorbing and stimulating book."

      SARAH BAKEWELL, author of At the Existentialist Café

    • Immersive

      "A rich and immersive intellectual history ... Moore’s fluid prose is infused with the ‘boisterous’ excitement of the era’ ... This is a pleasure."

      PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)