Washington - Capitol (plan)

Description: Tracing by Jefferson of Hallet's modifications of Thornton's design of the Capitol indicates his great interest in the buildings; it was made that he might study changes. Some rooms labelled. Scale: 20'=1".
Date: 1796-1803
Medium: Pencil
Support: Paper BG
Dimensions: 41.3 cm x 51.3 cm (16-1/4" x 20-3/16") -- measured: JH 16JUL93
Condition: Linen backed; vertical and horizontal creases at center due to folding sheet in half twice; loss at center top edge (approx. 1/2" square) patched with Fabriano paper (20th c.); stains at lower left corner, at center near top & bottom edges, and around loss area; crease marks dirty; sheet split along vertical crease; discoloration due to dirt at upper left corner, in center of sheet, and along bottom edge in left half of sheet
Author: Jefferson
Owner: MHi
Classification: N-389 , K-132
Publication History:
Author: Kimball
Title: Thomas Jefferson Architect
Date: 1916
Author: Nichols
Title: Jefferson's Architectural Drawings
Date: 1984

Commentary: At lower right near corner is the legend "Capitol at Wasington / Tracing of one of Hallets [sic] modifications / of Thornton's plan" (not TJ ms).(JH)