c 1831 Capitol of the US Washington - West Front - Hinton


(Image: 4 ¼ x 5 ¾’’) Very detailed view of the “CAPITOL OF THE U. S. WASHINGTON WEST FRONT from The History and Topography of the United States by John Howard Hinton.  Drawn by W. Goodacre.  Steel engraving with later hand-coloring.  Image size: 4 1/8 x 5 5/8''.

Published in London by J.T. Hinton & Simpkin & Marshall, c. 1831.

This view depicts the Capitol as it appeared near the mid 19th century.  Charles Bulfinch completed the Capitol in 1829 - “with a low, copper-covered wooden dome to shelter the rotunda linking the Senate with the House and designed small domes for each of the legislative chambers” (Ref:  Reps Washington on View, pp. 74-75).

Presented in an archival 11 x 14'' mat

  • Inventory# V-2538