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First Amendment, The - limited edition print


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Limited Edition Print
Image Size: 18” x 25”
Overall Size: 22 1/2” x 29”

2000 Limited Edition Signed and Numbered. Issue Price $150, Release date 1987
50 Artist Proofs Signed and Numbered. Issue Price $275, Release date 1987

The first Bill of Rights was drawn up even before the Declaration of Independence, by George Mason and enacted by the Virginia Convention on June 12, 1776. The National Bill of Rights, which included the First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, religion, etc., was ratified by Congress on December 15, 1791. This painting shows James Madison, the author of the Bill of Rights, being congratulated by an admirer outside the print shop on Water Street in New York City after the first printed version was published by The Daily Advertiser.


Date Created: Painted in 1987

 

 
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