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American Engraving of "The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America/July 4th 1776", 19th century, engraved by Asher B. Durand (American, 1796-1886), after the 1817 painting by John Trumbull (American, 1756-1843), now in the Trumbull Collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; together with the "Durand Key" to the Declaration with heads in profile and facsimile signatures (including signatures of four committee members - George Clinton, Thomas Willing, Robert R. Livingston, and John Dickinson - who were present but did not sign), engraving, sight 23-1/2" x 32", key, sight 7" x 31-1/4". Each glazed and framed and now attached by chain. References: Jaffe, Irma B. "Trumbull's "The Declaration of Independence: Keys and Dates". The American Art Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, Autumn 1971, pp 41-49. Catalogue of the Engraved Works of Asher B. Durand, exhibition catalogue, April 1895, The Grolier Club, New York, New York.


In generally good condition with some scattered foxing, mostly in margins. Overall yellowing of paper. Not examined out of frame.

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Engraving of "The Declaration of Independence"

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Oct 16, 2016