U.S. Capitol Building Architectural Model in Plaster

$ 575.00

This magnificent plaster model is the most highly detailed and painstakingly accurate replica of the iconic U.S. Capitol Building to be found anywhere. Hand-crafted in plaster by Architect/Historian Timothy Richards in his Bath England studio, this replica is a treasure of exacting detail. Weight: 10.6 lbs.

The structure itself was originally designed by William Thornton in 1793, rebuilt after the 1814 fire and expanded over many years by architects Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Charles Bulfinch and Thomas Ustick Walter respectively. Thornton’s scheme was in the Anglo-Palladian tradition of a half-century earlier and called for a central Pantheon-type saucer dome. The Capitol’s most defining feature today, Walter’s enormous cast-iron dome, was added in 1860- 63 to replace a lower dome, reconstructed after the 1814 fire. Weight: 10.6 lbs.

Dimensions: 7.5″ x 13″ x 6.5″

 

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