Declaration of Independence

John Trumbull

Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'

1818; placed 1826

Rotunda

U.S. Capitol

 

This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress.

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