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Art by State: Rhode Island

Art by State: Rhode Island

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: Rhode Island

Rhode Island
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Senate Wing, 2nd Floor

Roger Williams (colonizer, founder of Rhode Island)

Statue

Nathanael Green (Revolutionary War General)

Painting

Stephen Hopkins, represented in Declaration of Independence (by John Trumbull)

Painting

William Ellery, represented in Declaration of Independence (by John Trumbull)

Painting

David Howell, Delegate, represented in General George Washington Resigning His Commission (by John Trumbull)

Painting

William Ellery, Delegate, represented in General George Washington Resigning His Commission (by John Trumbull)

Painting

Rev. Mr. Hitchcock, chaplain, represented in Surrender of General Burgoyne (by John Trumbull)

Painting

Senate wing

Ambrose E. Burnside, Senator, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

State Seal

President’s Room

ceiling mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

plaster relief

Artist

Gilbert Stuart

b. Narragansett, Rhode Island

Portrait of George Washington; portrait of Thomas Jefferson

Last Updated: November 02, 2012