US 1869 Declaration of Independence (1819), by John Trumbull 24c. Scott. 120


US 1869 Declaration of Independence (1819), by John Trumbull 24c. Scott. 120


Series: 1869 National Bank Note Co.

Issued date: 07-04-1869 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 24c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 120
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 122
Michel (Germany): 33
Yvert et Tellier (France): 36

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 25.4mm

Stamp Colors: Green & Violet
Perforation: line 12
Paper: Hard wove paper
Gum: Brown

Themes: Paintings, Historic scene

Note: G Grill, 9x9mm (12 x 11-11 points).

Total print: 248,925

Description:- Declaration of Independence is a 12-by-18-foot (3.7 by 5.5 m) oil-on-canvas painting by the American artist John Trumbull depicting the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to Congress. It was based on a much smaller version of the same scene, presently held by the Yale University Art Gallery. Trumbull painted many of the figures in the picture from life, and visited Independence Hall to depict the chamber where the Second Continental Congress met. The oil-on-canvas work was commissioned in 1817, purchased in 1819, and placed in the United States Capitol rotunda in 1826.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Independence_(painting)