Rhode Island State House

The Rhode Island State House was designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White and constructed from 1895 to 1904. The dome of the State House is the fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world. On top of the dome is a gold-covered bronze statue of the Independent Man, originally named “Hope”.  Another graphic sketch with black and gray Faber-Castell pens in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-04-01 Rhode Island Statehouse

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
Thomas Jefferson


2 thoughts on “Rhode Island State House

  1. Lisa D. Jacques April 2, 2015 / 8:33 am

    WOW, very impressive, great job!!


  2. lindabeachstudio April 6, 2015 / 11:04 am

    This is a familiar sight as I meet my daughter at the train station sometimes. Thanks for the background on the State House. I didn’t know that it was designed by the same McKim, Mead and White as the Bowdoin College Art Museum. Great sketch. Your training in architecture shows!


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