Portraits of Capitol Architect William Thornton

In 1793, President George Washington selected physician, painter, and architect Dr. William Thornton’s design for the U.S. Capitol… read more

In 1793, President George Washington selected physician, painter, and architect Dr. William Thornton’s design for the U.S. Capitol building. National Portrait Gallery curator emerita Ellen Miles gave an illustrated talk about the artists who painted portraits of William Thornton and his wife Anna Maria during their lifetimes. Ms. Miles also discussed the couples lifelong interest in the arts and artists.

This event was part of a Thornton symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. close

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Portraits of Capitol Architect William Thornton

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Program ID:
455200-4
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 09, 2019 | 7:09pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 17, 2019 | 11:10am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 09, 2019 | 7:09pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 10, 2019 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2019 | 11:10am EST | C-SPAN 3
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