National Archives Matted Print: Medium
- Made in Washington, D.C.
- 8 X 10 inches
The beauty and grandeur of the National Archives building are elegantly captured in this original watercolor by renowned artist Mary Mullin, who painted it on site. This evocative artwork makes a terrific memento of the temple of American history that you may want to gift, or keep for yourself. Ready to frame, it is a special piece for the wall in an office, or at home.
In 1930, New York Architect John Russell Pope was selected to design the National Archives Building. Pope's neoclassical design included both practical and symbolic aspects of housing the nation's records. He proposed a monumental structure with highly decorative architectural features, giant Corinthian columns, 40-foot bronze doors, and inscriptions representing the building's historical importance. John Russell Pope also designed the National Gallery and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.