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Hugo Grotius

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Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) Dutch statesman. Advocate-General of Holland and Zeeland; author of On the Law of War and Peace, the first treatise on international law.

C. Paul Jennewein
Artist

Marble, 28" dia.
1950
House Chamber
U.S. Capitol

Hugo Grotius marble relief portrait

The 23 marble relief portraits over the gallery doors of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol depict historical figures noted for their work in establishing the principles that underlie American law. They were installed when the chamber was remodeled in 1949-1950.

Last Updated: February 05, 2016