begun in Paris
Oil on canvas; H. 20 7/8 in. (53.0 cm), W. 31 in. (78.7 cm)
Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.), 1832.3
Trumbull's depiction of the presentation of the draft of the document to John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was painted while many of the principal figures in the momentous event were still alive.