Steel engraving on paper, circa 1835. From "American Scenery" by N. P. Wallis, London. Travel books with highly detailed engraved illustrations of American scenery and landmarks were enormously popular during the 19th century. William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) was one of the most talented and prolific of the era’s travel artists. The unique perspective of the drawing, from a “President’s House” balcony, captures the newly-completed Capitol Building atop its namesake hill to the east.
Framed Dimensions: 11” (H) x 13” (W)