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Thomas Jefferson Statue

The statue of Thomas Jefferson by Pierre-Jean David d’Angers located in the Capitol Rotunda was the first full-length portrait statue placed in the Capitol. Its bronze medium was unusual in early 19th-century America, where sculpture was more commonly carved in marble. The statue was presented by Uriah Phillips Levy to the Congress in 1834 as a gift to the American people.


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Taken on November 14, 2011