A group of visitors walking in in front of the Capitol Building
Building, Infrastructure, People The Architect of the Capitol is committed to...


U.S. Supreme Court Building
Beginning May 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court Building's West Front Façade will...


Jean Baptiste Colbert


Jean Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683) French finance minister and controller general under Louis XIV. Codified commercial, maritime, and colonial ordinances; reformed the French legal system.

Laura Gardin Fraser

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

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: April 29, 2016