This is a 1857 chromolithograph of the Patent Office Building, now the home of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. It still looks the same, and it’s getting an important painting by Brumidi.
(Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution)
Have you ever wanted a work by Constantino Brumidi, especially his “The Apotheosis of Washington?”
Read how the Smithsonian American Art Museum successfully bid for the iconic work in Tuesday’s column by John Kelly: “Brumidi study of Capitol dome painting to go to Smithsonian.”