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Authors of the United States
  • Alexander Hay Ritchie, artist
    active: United States
    Thomas Hicks
    born: Newton, Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Trenton Falls, New York, United States
  • Authors of the United States, 1866
  • Where object was made: United States
  • steel engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 502 x 864 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 3/4 x 34 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0655

Both men and women are sitting together in a large, greek like building around tables. In the background there are three prominent statues, to each side there are greek pillars. Foreground, books are on the floor in front of the sitters. This image is a depiction of the signers of the American constitution.