Artwork featuring Hispanic people and culture at the U.S. Capitol.
Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto
Oil on canvas by William H. Powell, 1853.
The painting depicts the arrival of Hernando De Soto and his men at the Mississippi River in 1541.
The Landing of Columbus
Oil on canvas by John Vanderlyn, 1846.
The painting depicts the landing on San Salvador Island by Columbus. Accompanying Columbus are Martín and Vincente Pinzón, Rodrigo de Escobedo, Rodrigo Sánchez de Segovia, Alonzo Ojeda, and other members of his crew.
The Recall of Columbus
by Augustus Goodyear Heaton
Settlement of California, Bay of Monterey
Oil on canvas by Albert Bierstadt, 1878.
The painting depicts a mass offered by Father Junipero Serra in 1770 to celebrate the founding of the missions of San Carlos in Monterey, San Diego, and San Antonio.
E. (Kika) DeLa Garza
Oil on canvas by Jena Rawley-Whitaker.
Representative DeLa Garza represented the 15th Congressional District of Texas in the House of Representatives from 1965 to 1996. He was chairman of the House Agriculture Committee from 1981 to 1994.
Henry B. González
Oil on canvas by Jesse Trevino.
Representative González represented the 20th Congressional District of Texas in the House of Representatives from 1961 until 1999. He was chairman of the House Banking and Financial Services Committee from 1989 to 1994.
Bartolomé de Las Casas, the Apostle of the Indians
Oil on plaster by Constantino Brumidi, 1876
Brumidi Corridors, Senate wing
Landing of Columbus by Constantino Brumidi, 1878–1880
Cortez and Montezuma at Mexican Temple by Constantino Brumidi, 1878–1880
Pizarro Going to Peru by Constantino Brumidi, 1878–1880
Burial of De Soto by Constantino Brumidi, 1878–1880
American Army Entering the City of Mexico by Filippo Costaggini, 1880–1889
Naval Gun Crew in the Spanish-American War by Allyn Cox, 1953
Oil on canvas by Evergreene Painting Studios, 1993. Located in Westward Expansion Corridor, House wing, first floor west.
Bronze by Felix de Weldon, 1966.
Father Junipero Serra
Bronze by Ettore Cadorin, 1930.
Marble by Gaetano Cecere, 1949. Alfonso X was King of Castile and Léon. He was the author of the Fuero Real, a compilation of local legislation for general use, and originator of the code Las Siete Partidas, used as a basis for Spanish jurisprudence.
Designed and modeled by Randolph Rogers in 1858; bronze cast in 1861, installed in 1863.
Marisol Escobar (1930– )
Sculptor, Statue of Father Damien
Painter, Portrait of Charles L. McNary, Senate Collection
Francisco Pausas (1877–1940)
Painter, Portrait of Thomas U. Walter
Jesse Trevino (1946– )
Painter, Portrait of Henry Gonzales