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Painting of "The Signing of the American Constitution"

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DESCRIPTION

Painting, in the Wisconsin State Capitol, of "The Signing of the American Constitution", one of four mural paintings by Albert Herter on the west wall of the Supreme Court. The scene represents American law, and depicts the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with George Washington presiding over the occasion. Washington is in the chair behind the table on a low dais. To the right foreground are James Madison, with a cloak on his arm and Alexander Hamilton, standing. Farther back near Washington stands Thomas Jefferson talking to another delegate whose back is turned. In the group of four men standing to the left in the foreground is Benjamin Franklin.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 44741

Creation Date: 1910 

Creator Name: Herter, Albert

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: James T. Potter Collection

Genre: Painting

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Architecture

Arts

Capitol buildings

Capitols

Cities and towns

Human settlements

Painters

Painting

Wisconsin State Capitol

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