Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building: Including Biographies of the Artists

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1913 - Art - 96 pages
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Page 54 - He was one of the founders of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1805) and served for many years as a member of the Philadelphia city council.
Page 31 - He also painted many other portraits of men weO known in public life. PORTRAIT OF SAMUEL J. RANDALL House of Representatives, Speaker's lobby. PORTRAIT OF GALUSHA A. GROW House of Representatives, Speaker's lobby. HORATIO GREENOUGH. Born in Boston, Mass., September 6, 1805; died in Somerville, Mass., December 18, 1852. Son of a well-to-do merchant. Educated in the public schools, and at Harvard. As a boy he commenced carving figures in chalk before he had an idea of serious study or modeling in clay....
Page 67 - May 27, 1844, received his education in the public schools of Philadelphia, .graduating from the Central High School.
Page 83 - Statuary Hall, formerly the Hall of the House of Representatives, was established as Statuary Hall by act of Congress of July 2, 1864. By this legislation a National Hall of Statuary was created, and the President was authorized to invite each State to contribute to the collection to be formed two statues, in either marble or bronze, of deceased citizens of the State whom, " for historic renown or from civil or military services," the State should consider as worthy of commemoration in this National...
Page 58 - Miss Ransom founded the Classical Club of Washington, DC, was one of the founders of the Daughters of the American Revolution, being No. 7 of the first list of charter members, and was elected as a member of the Society of the Cumberland in July, 1876. The large portrait of Genr George H. Thomas was her gift to the United States Capitol.
Page 78 - Works of Art in the Capitol Building Cherokee Indians. After a little instruction from a painter named Williams, he opened a studio as a portrait painter in Philadelphia when 18 years of age. From Philadelphia he removed to New York, and in 1760 went to Italy, where he remained until 1763, when he removed to London. His historical and religious paintings gained for him the patronage of the royal family, and these works and his portraits brought remunerative prices. He was one of the founders of the...
Page 66 - Boston, July 27, 1828. After some unaided efforts he received instruction from Cosmo Alexander, a Scotch portrait painter, whom he accompanied to Scotland in 1772. The death of his master left Stuart to shift for himself, and after struggling a while at the University of Glasgow, he returned home. In 1775 he went again to England...
Page 72 - He was wounded and captured, and for a time held as a prisoner in the fortress of Spandau. Upon his release he decided to emigrate to the United States and reached New York in 1849, where he found employment as an illustrator and designer, later coming to Washington, DC, where he continued to reside during the remainder of his life. As a painter of portraits he counted among his patrons many distinguished people some of whom were: Charles Simmer, Salmon P.
Page 67 - States sat to him for their portraits, viz.: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams. After working two years in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, Stuart settled in Boston, where he resided the remainder of his life.
Page 51 - Connecticut; Astor historical doors, Old Trinity, New York; carved wood tympanums, Library of Congress; statues of Moses and Gibbon, Library of Congress; Hahnemann Memorial, Washington...

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