At the eastern edge of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the United States Capitol Building has served the House of Representatives and Senate since its completion in 1801 and represents one of the most recognizable buildings in the United States and the world.
During the War of 1812, British soldiers burned part of the Capitol in 1814. In 1855, Congress appropriated funds to build the dome that now appears in the center of the building because its original dome looked awkward after a series of horizontal expansions to accommodate the growing size of the delegation. Architect Thomas U. Walter designed and executed the construction of the dome, which features the statue Freedom at its apex, which has stood there since 1863.
The Capitol Grounds encompass 274 acres and host numerous events, such as the Presidential Inauguration, Independence Day celebrations, and other key events. Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed Central Park, designed the Capitol Grounds.
You will enjoy the attention to detail and subtle grasp of communal spaces in each print, making these landmarks and their history a warm part of your home or office. Each Panoramic Graphics edition print features artisanal inks on high quality lithographic paper and is authenticated by the Rich Ahern estate. Grow your art collection or give as a gift.