Arise and Build!
The Grand Design: Jefferson's Rotunda
The University is Conceived
Jefferson's Drawings


Jefferson's Drawings for the Rotunda

South Elevation of the Rotunda, 1819

Pricking, scoring, iron-gall ink, pencil on laid paper engraved with coordinate lines, 8 3/4 x 8 3/4. N 328. Jefferson Papers.

Section of the Rotunda, 1819

Pricking, iron-gall ink on laid paper engraved with coordinate lines, 8 3/4 x 8 3/4. N-329. Jefferson Papers.

Plan for the Dome Room of the Rotunda, 1819

Pricking, scoring, iron-gall ink, pencil on laid paper engraved with coordinate lines, 12 1/4 x 8 5/8. N-331. Jefferson Papers..

Attributed to John Neilson (formerly attributed to Cornelia Jefferson Randolph).
Study for Elevation of Rotunda and Pavilions IX and X, 1823.

Pricking, pencil, India ink, iron-gall ink, and tinted washes on wove paper, 11 x 17 1/2. N354. Jefferson Papers.