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Creator Role

painter publisher

Description

The the hand-colored steel engraving features an outdoor scene in front of the United States Capitol. In the foreground, carriages and groups of people are shown along a road leading to the Capitol. Various trees and buildings line the road. At the center of the background, the Capitol building is depicted. The engraving originally appeared in a publication by N.P. Willis's American Scenery. This particular copy was enclosed in a wooden frame sealed with masking tape but was removed for preservation.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1837

Measurement

8 X 10 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

steel-engraved (printing process)

Inscription

recto, below engraving: W. H. Bartlett. / C. J. Bentley. VIEW OF THE CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON. / London Published for the Proprietor by Geo. Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane, 1837.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

steel engravings (visual works)

Class

prints

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

1254

Digital ID

FVW_01254

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

View of the Capitol at Washington

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