Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937) The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Harrisburg 20 x 26in
Lot 10
Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937) The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Harrisburg 20 x 26in
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£12,000 - 18,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
(n/a) Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937)
The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Harrisburg
signed, inscribed and dated 'To Mr. Joseph M. Huston with the compliments of Colin Campbell Cooper Jany 1st 1910' (lower right)
Oil on canvas
20 x 26in

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, Colorado
    By descent through the family to the present owner

    Joseph Miller Huston (1866-1940) was an architect notable for designing this building, the third (and current), Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. Construction started in 1902 of his Beaux-Arts design. He was one of five people convicted of graft in 1910 after a state investigation of cost overruns in association with construction and furnishing the capitol. Although he appealed, Huston lost his case in 1911 and went to prison. Coincidentally, both Joseph Miller Huston and Colin Campbell Cooper were born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the building's dedication in 1906, Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed 'This is the handsomest State Capitol I ever saw'.
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