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    Letter to Artist John Trumbull Concerning His Painting "Declaration of Independence"

    [Declaration of Independence] Folded letter written by Rev. Samuel F. Jarvis to Colonel John Trumbull, datelined New York, January 12, 1824; postmarked red New York c.d.s., Jan 24. In the letter Jarvis, seeking to purchase a print of Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence", requests that Trumbull favor him by personally selecting a copy of the print for him as "...I shall set a much higher value upon a copy selected by the distinguished artist to whom his Country is indebted for this National work." Docketed on the reverse in Trumbull's hand "Recd. Dr. S.T. Jarvis Boston, Jany. 24th 1824". Address leaf is weak along folds, letter is intact and Fine.

    Estimate $500-$750

    Trumbull's oil painting, "Declaration of Independence", depicts the presentation of the draft of the Declaration to Congress. It is 18 feet wide by 12' feet high and hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

    Samuel Farmer Jarvis was a prominent Episcopal clergyman and historian.

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    December, 2009
    11th-14th Friday-Monday
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