This painting, which symbolizes the spirit of the American Revolution and is titled the 'Spirit of '76,' was displayed Thursday at Abbot Hall in Marblehead. A copy of the painting, which is in the midst of an ownership dispute, was recently published in a book, creating a storm within the community.
This painting, which symbolizes the spirit of the American Revolution and is titled the "Spirit of '76," was displayed Thursday at Abbot Hall in Marblehead.

A copy of the painting, which is in the midst of an ownership dispute, was recently published in a book, creating a storm within the community.
(Globe Staff Photo / Janet Knott)