View of the Capitol, Richmond, from Dr. James McClurg’s Dining room
Watercolor on paper drawing of "View of the Capitol, Richmond, from Dr. James McClurg's Dining room", June 1, 1797, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. This scene, featuring the capitol building, was captured from the dining room of Dr. James McClurg (1746-1823), a prominent Virginia physician and lifelong friend of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). McClurg was known for his success in medicine, particularly in combating epidemics, such as the Yellow Fever outbreak in Richmond in 1798. The Virginia State Capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820), and completed in 1792, is at center.