Art of Brian Jones

painting titled First Stars and Stripes

© Brian Jones 2010

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‘1st. Stars and Stripes’

date : 2010

size : 30½” x 23¼”

medium : oil

notes : Another of Brian Jones' exploration of the development and uses of the British ‘Union Jack’, sees him paint the first version of the Stars and Stripes, which appeared in 1777, when a complete severance with Britain had been decided upon.

comment : “After Independence, the British Union Flag was removed from the upper canton, and replaced with a circle of 13 stars, which were arranged in such a way so that none appeared to have more importance than others.”
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