Kurz & Allison
Declaration of Independence, c.1876
17.50 x 25.25 in
This print, entitled "Declaration of Independence," is an original color lithograph by the publishing firm Kurz & Allison, produced in celebration of the centennial of the United States. Illustrated in vibrant color, the American founding fathers are shown in Independence Hall, approaching the Declaration to sever the colonies from control of King George III and the British Crown. The composition is based on the famous history painting by John Trumbull, now in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C., and includes likenesses of 42 of the 56 signers along with 5 other significant figures who were present for the debates. 17.5 x 25.25 inches, image 22.25 x 28.25 inches, sheet 30.63 x 38.18 inches, frame Entitled "Declaration of Independence" in the stone, lower center Inscribed "Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776" in the stone, lower left Print in excellent condition; housed in a new custom frame Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, Museum Glass to inhibit fading and reduce glare, and housed in a distressed finish reverse ogee wood moulding.