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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / A New Nation

Here you will find a pictorial chronicle of the drama and excitement of American History. These paintings give the viewer an insight into the tumultuous life of this young nation that mere words cannot achieve.

Negotiating the Jay Treaty - limited edition print

Signature Canvas Signed & Numbered - $550.00

Signature Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $690.00

Classic Canvas Signed & Numbered - $740.00

Classic Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $925.00

Premier Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $995.00

Premier Canvas Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $1,250.00

Collector's Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $2,995.00

Collector's Canvas Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $3,495.00


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Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Signature Edition 17" x 26"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 10

Classic Edition 22” x 34”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 50
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Premier Edition 26” x 40”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 15
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 5

Collector's Edition 33” x 51”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 5
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 2

Historical Information

The French Revolution of 1789 divided Europe and engulfed the world in almost three decades of war. In time, it would also transform politics in the United States. At first, most Americans agreed that the overthrow of King Louis XVI and the apparent establishment of democratic rule in France was a good thing that boded well for the United States. As the revolution descended into the Reign of Terror after 1793, however, Washington drew back in disgust from the violence and bloodshed, even as Jefferson and his friends defended it as a necessary step on the march toward liberty. Washington declared neutrality in the burgeoning contest between Great Britain and France; his Farewell Address of 1796 would provide the maxim that “the great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is…to have with them as little political connection as possible.” Even so, he thought it important to take steps toward normalizing relations with Great Britain, whose stable political system he continued to admire.

Mort Künstler’s Comments

The young man standing at the negotiating table next to John Jay is his nineteen-year-old son, Peter Augustus, who served as his secretary.


All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2022. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.