Remains of Good Old Fashions, Exhibited in the Federal Court, Richmond
Watercolor and ink on paper sketch of "Remains of Good Old Fashions, Exhibited in the Federal Court, Richmond" by Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820). The artist captured this scene from a high up seat in the court, while sitting behind two gentlemen. Latrobe's first major architectural project in the United States was the State Penitentiary in Richmond that year. He wrote in the bottom corner: "Nothing extenuate, nor let down ought in malice."