John Trumbull’s Painting

I’m trying to get the hang of posting pictures. I got this from wikipedia, and it’s in the public domain. It’s John Trumbull’s painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In the miniseries, John Adams, John Adams tells Trumbull that the painting is inaccurate, for the signers weren’t all in one room signing the Declaration. Rather, they were scurrying in and out, signing it at their own convenience. Trumbull replies that the picture is symbolic, not literally true, but John Adams is not appeased.

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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