Image Size: 13 x 13 ins. Paper Size: 22 x 22 ins.
Also published as an unlimited edition Virginia State Capital poster
The Virginia State Capitol is the seat of state government of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in Richmond, the third capital city of the U.S state of Virginia. It houses the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere, the Virginia General Assembly, first established as the House of Burgesses in 1619.
The Capitol was conceived of by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clerisseau in France. Although it was completed in 1788 and is 228 years old as of 2016, the current Capitol is the eighth built to serve as Virginia’s state house, primarily due to fires during the Colonial period. In the early 20th century, two wings were added, leading to its present appearance. In 1960, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.