We hold these truths
In the great tradition of William J. Stone (1798-1865), who rendered engraved prints of the exalted document that proclaimed the Independence of the United States of America, José-María Cundín, also, has put together and edited a magnificent hand engraving of The Unanimous Declaration of Independence.
The engravings have been pulled using a brass plate hand chiseled in the Basque country.
The paper for this impression was formulated and handmade exclusively for this edition.
The initial proof was reviewed and inspected by José-María Cundín and the engraver.
This work of art reproduces the character and calligraphy of a document that shook the world in 1776 and continues, even today, to offer inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. A work created by Millennia, founded by José-María Cundín, an international fine arts press dedicated to the publication of documents that have served as the cornerstones of liberty over the last thousand years. The paper used for this impression has been formulated and handmade exclusively for this edition by the Basque papermaker Villabona, employing age-old traditional techniques. The engravings have been pulled by Taller Mayor of Madrid, using a brass plate hand chiseled by Perico Aspiazu of Elgoibar in the Basque country.
Presented in an American Federal Period frame
In repeating in exacting detail the courageous and hopeful calligraphy of this great manifesto, in carving the lines, the arcs, and the flourishes of these noble words and signatures, we hope that our artistry has honored both the United States and the principles upon which this great country was founded. Excerpt from an article by Chris Rose of Times Picayune on the Engraving: "A painstaking process to create a homage to mankind's highest imperative: freedom".
"Beauty Inspires Greatness"
Seeing and reading the words of this beautiful artwork on a daily basis will inspire you to achieve great endeavors, just as it did for those that secured our independence.
We are grateful to have this beautiful piece in our home. The talents, intentions, and skills of the artists who created the paper and the hand chiseled brass plate completely reflects exacting, impressive detail. The matting and framework match the highest quality of this meaningful expression of liberty. It looks like the original Declaration of Independence!
This beautifully handcrafted framed artwork is a reminder of whom we are as a nation. This is an exquisite piece of art representing our national heritage. It has been the centerpiece of our dining room for the last five years and serves as a daily reminder of the values we hold so dear.
Linda Tinker Watkins, Acting President General of the NSDAR, Mr. Javier Ruperes, Ambassador of Spain with Marion & José-María Cundín.
United States Supreme Court, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.