37 × 49 1/2 in. (94 × 125.7 cm)
Framed: 43 × 55 1/2 in. (109.2 × 141 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Charles McVicker’s experience as an illustrator served him well in bringing a sense of drama to his painting of the First Continental Congress’s meeting place. Philadelphia gentlemen stroll the cobblestone streets, the crisp geometry of Carpenter’s Hall captures the tidy urbanity of the city, while stormy clouds announce that the winds of revolutionary change are coming.