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The Delegates in Art

Two pieces of art show the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

Contitution Mural by Barry Faulkner, 1936.

Installed in the rotunda of the National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

The Constitution, a large-scale mural, was painted in 1936 by Barry Faulkner in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the National Archives Building in Washington D.C.

There are two parts to the mural; one depicts a fictional scene of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence and the other depicts the presentation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Each mural measures more than 34 feet long and almost 13 feet high. The murals were recently restored to their original beauty.

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Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy, 1940.

United States Capitol

Another painting, Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy, also shows the delegates signing the Constitution (April, 1940).

This painting hangs in the east stairway in the House wing of the United States Capitol.

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