I don't think that I have seen an unfinished painting by anyone over the age of 13. Happy WW.
It's interesting.Happy WW :P
wow, what a great job!
LOL, those nasty, arrogant redcoats! We'll have our independence whether they sit for the painting or not!P.S. Huzzah co-Yorker John Jay!!P.S.S. My WW is historical, too, and of a man from the same era--Alex Hamilton. I'm sure you'll find the puzzle easy enough to solve, but check it out anyway! It's right here.
Conspicuous by his absence?Why it is unfinished.
Mrs. Mecomber.....you have the gist.
My students seem to think that the signing of the Declaration of Independence was a very civilized, businesslike , and celebrated affair.They are astounded when they find out about the secrecy involved as well as the dangerous situation the signers put themselves and their family in. Some of the signers already had a price on their heads - John Hancock, being one of them.Some of the delegates had to flee Philadelphia and could not sign the document, others returned home to either help their families or join the Continental Army/local militia."For the support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." And they did.
While this painting does involve independence it was not painted/not finished because of the Declaration of Independence. It is to commemorate something else.
Let me see if I remember-- the Jay Treaty?
It's the Treaty of Paris - I was just expanding on what my friend Mrs. Mecomber had written.
OK. The British refused to sit for the Benjamin West portrait. Sore losers! This attitude was to separate our two nations for decades to come.
Check out my post "An Ending or a Preview?" posted 12/7/07 for the explanation. to this painting.
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