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Monday, 31 October 2016

The United States Capitol and Congress - Some Images Relating to British Colonists - The Apotheosis of Washington





"Pocahontas saves Captain John Smith, one of the founders of Jamestown, Virginia, from being clubbed to death in 1607. Her father, Chief Powhatan, is seated at the left. This scene is the first showing English settlement."





Rotunda Paintings (details):


Baptism of Pocahontas




Embarkation of the Pilgrims


Surrender of General Burgoyne


Surrender of Lord Cornwallis




"Painted in 1865 by Constantino Brumidi, the Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame and surrounded by six groups of figures".





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