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Painting of "The Signing of the American Constitution"

Painting of "The Signing of the American Constitution" | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
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 is 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.
Image ID:44741
Creation Date:1910  
Creator Name:Herter, Albert
Collection Name:James T. Potter Collection)
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