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The Grand Design: Jefferson's Rotunda
19th Century Views of the Rotunda and Lawn
Early Prints and Engravings
|E. Watts, Book-Binder, Charlottesville, Virginia|
The earliest known printed image of the Rotunda, circa 1827. The verso is marked with an eagle holding the American shield and arrows.
|University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
Drawn by W. Goodacre, N.Y. Published by J. & F. Tallis, London & New York. Steel engraving, 3 3/4 x 5 5/8. Betts Collection.
|University of Virginia, at Charlottesville, 1843-45.|
Attributed to Henry Howe. Wood engraving, 3 1/4 x 6 1/8. Betts Collection.
|University of Virginia, 1856.|
Engraved by J. Serz. Published by C. Bohn. H. Weber, Printer. Steel engraving, 4 1/8 x 7. Prints Collection.
The first view from the South to include the ranges. The Rotunda shows both the lantern and weather vane, added in the 1840s.
|View of the University of Virginia, Taken from the South Side, 1856.|
Unsigned. Published by C. Bohn, Washington. H. Weber, Printer. Steel engraving, 3 7/8 x 6 1/2. Betts Collection.
Despite its title, this view is actually taken from the east. This print, showing Robert Mills' Annex, was used as a frontispiece for the University's catalogue.
|The University of Virginia, 1856.|
Unsigned, [by Porte Crayon]. Wood engraving, 2 3/8 x 7. Prints Collection.
Probably the first print to show the Annex, it first appeared in an article called "Virginia Illustrated: Adventures of Porte Crayon and his Cousins," in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, August 1856.