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Decorating the Capitol in the Pompeian Style

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Title: Decorating the Capitol in the Pompeian Style  
Author: Government Printing Office
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Economic & political studies
Collections: Government Library Collection, Government Printing Office
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Excerpt: Plaster, as was common in the nineteenth century. Meigs immediately set Brumidi to work “making designs & cartoons for ceilings & walls.” In the spring of 1856, Brumidi was making designs for the Senate Reception Room (S-213), the ceiling of the Hall of the House, the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs room (S- 127), and the Senate corridors. By November, Meigs 63 Chapter 6 Decorating the Capitol in the Pompeian Style Fig. 6-2. Constantino Brumidi, c. 1860. Brumidi’s congenial personality as well as his expertise and talent enabled him to effectively oversee painters of diverse backgrounds. Lola Germon Brumidi Family Album. United States Senate Collection. Fig. 6-1. Senate Appropriations Committee hearing room. The ornately decorated room, originally painted for the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, is the most fully Pompeian in style in the Capitol. S-127. W ...

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