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United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.: exterior perspective from the north-east

RIBA Ref No RIBA83047
Architect/DesignerBulfinch, Charles (1763-1844)
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry (1764-1820)
Artist/PhotographerLehman, George (d. 1870)
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, D.C.
Subject Date1866
Image Date1830
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceSC179/34
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectDomes ; Government buildings ; Capitols
NOTES: This print shows the United States Capitol building following what was thought to have been its completion in 1829 when Charles Bulfinch completed the structure begun by Latrobe and left incomplete in 1817. It was only in 1851 that Thomas Ustick Walter began the large-scale extensions, including the new dome, completed in 1866 which created the building as is known today. The print must date from the early 1830s as the printers Childs & Inman were in existence from 1830 to 1833 and the publishers Thompson & Homans also only seemed to be recorded in the early 1830s.

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