The Old Print Shop

Capitol, Washington.


  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving,

    DATE: undated.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size (vignette) 3 1/4 x 5 3/4" (85 x 145 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Nineteenth century engraving of the United States Capitol building with the copper dome, designed by Charles Bulfinch, and constructed in 1822-23. This dome graced the capitol until the growth of the Congress required enlargement of the overall building. In 1855, Congress passed legislation to build a bigger dome, more in proportion with the extended profile of the Capitol. <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Framed in rag matting, with a silver fillet, Soft Green top mat and silver moulding.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Modern hand-color.


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