AUCTION 55 | Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 367


Declaration of Independence. Colotype lithograph with the complete text of the Declaration of Independence mounted on heavy card stock. Text within decorative border in the rich, vibrant colors of Szyk’s illustrations from his “George Washington” series of 1930. Depicts the flags of all the US states and territories, vignettes from the American Revolution, the Liberty Bell, as well as a large vignette of President Washington. Below the text are the names of all the signers. 29.5 x 23.5 inches.

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Majestic illumination of one of the most important documents in American history, capturing the patriotic and ambitious spirit of Szyk’s adopted country. The Declaration is the largest of Szyk’s artworks, nonetheless, it contains the same fine detail and miniaturist style as his smaller masterworks.