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Section of Plan, No. 1, Elevation of Plan No. 1, Ground Plan of the Capitol, No. 1.


Section and floor plan for a proposed design of the Capitol building made for the United States Capitol Drawing Competition held in 1792. The design features an oval-shaped building with four rectangular wings. There are two elevation drawings from each long side of the building above a floor plan of the entire ground floor.




Pen and ink, ink washes, and watercolor on paper


21 1/4 H x 16 7/8 W inches

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Signed and dated lower right corner: "Charles Wintersmith Inv: & Fecit./1792." Artist also known as Charles Winterschmidt.

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Gift of John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe

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