1776--Reading the Declaration of Independence, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 35
This scene represents the first reading of the Declaration of Independence, at Independence Square, Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776. It was read from the Rittenhouse Observatory, which was removed some twenty years after. The old State House still remains in good preservation. If ROTHERMEL had painted no other picture, this alone would insure him the title of "Artist" and the respect of all true lovers of Art. [P. 16.]
The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Catalogue of American and Foreign Paintings and Sculpture now on Exhibition at the Gallery, Arcade Buildings, Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11th, 1862. Incorporated December 4th, 1862. Opened December 23d, 1862. J. Humphrey, Director of Gallery. Buffalo: Printing House of Wheeler, Matthews & Warren, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1862.
History--United States--Declaration of Independence