View of the Capitol, by Charles Burton, watercolor on paper, 1824

Mon, 2013-02-18 16:09 -- administrator

This view of the Capitol was a gift to the Marquis de Lafayette to commemorate his speech delivered in the Hall of the House in 1824. The artist shows workmen constructing the earthen terraces along the western front, while in the foreground are the Lombardy poplars planted during Thomas Jefferson’s administration.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY

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