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View of the City of Richmond From the Bank of the James River

Description

Watercolor on paper drawing of "View of the City of Richmond From the Bank of the James River", May 24, 1798, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. In the foreground are a series of dirt roads and numerous houses. In the distance at center are the white columns of the Virginia State Capitol building, which was in use by 1792. To the left, and crossing the James River and Mayo Island, is "Mayo's Bridge", name after its builder Colonel John Mayo, Jr. (1760-1818). 1960.108.1.3.34 .View of the City of Richmond From the Bank of the James River. .May 24, 1798 Watercolor by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. .7" h x 10-15/16" w.Sketchbook III-34.Museum Department

Date

1798-05-24

Materials

Watercolor on paper

Dimensions

7 x 10.5 inches

Resource ID

4725

Notes

From Sketchbook 3

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

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