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Declaration of Independence: The Stone Copy

May 28 – September 5, 2011
West Building, Main Floor, Gallery 60A

Gilbert Stuart, John Adams, c. 1800/1815, oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Robert Homans, 1954.7.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: One of the 31 remaining copies of William J. Stone's 1820 engraving of the Declaration of Independence was on view in this focus exhibition. The document, on loan from David M. Rubenstein, was hung with 11 early American portraits by Gilbert Stuart, who was active during the period in which the Stone engraving was created.

Organization: The installation was organized by the National Gallery of Art.