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An Elevation for a Capitol for Plan No. 2. U.S. Capitol Drawing Competition


An elevation of a proposed design for a Capitol building made for the U.S. Capitol Drawing Competition held by the government in 1792. The drawing features a two story building with a central rotunda topped by the form of a large bird with outstretched wings. The building has a mansard roof surrounded by a balustrade with two chimneys at either end. The title of the drawing is inscribed along the bottom of the paper.



circa 1792


Pencil, pen and black ink, iron gall ink on paper


14 13/16 H x 9 3/4 W inches

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Signed lower right edge: "James Diamond of Sommerset Co. State of Maryland." Not dated.

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Gift of John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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