Apotheosis of Washington

Looking up from the floor of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Fresco paintings on the Dome.

In the Dome, 180 feet above the Rotunda floor, Constantino Brumidi worked in fresco (pigment applied to newly troweled plaster) on the 4,664 square feet of concave surface. The 60-year-old artist took 11 months to complete this masterpiece in 1865.

The Apotheosis of Washington.

George Washington sits between Liberty and Victory,
surrounded by maidens representing the thirteen original states.

Union of 13 states.