John Trumbull's The Declaration of Independence was first painted in miniature size (21.2 inches by 31.2 inches) in 1787 and was given to Yale University in 1831. It presently resides at the Yale University Art Gallery. Congress authorized Trumbull to produce a scaled-up, life-sized version of the painting. This second painting was mounted in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., where it can be seen today.
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