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Spirit of Justice and Majesty of Law – Pic of the Week

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I love to walk around Capitol Hill.  From the Library of Congress and the Capitol Building, there are numerous views of the many beautiful buildings and fun and unusual things to see here.

Today’s photos feature the statues in front of the Rayburn House Office Building. The building is a short walk from the Law Library’s home in the Madison Building, past the Cannon and Longworth House Office Buildings.  According to the Architect of the Capitol’s website, these two ten-foot marble statues were created by C. Paul Jennewein and are called Spirit of Justice and Majesty of Law.

Once you arrive at your destination, you are greeted with Spirit of Justice, on the left.

Spirit of Justice, on the left as you enter the Rayburn House Office Building. Photo by Andrew Weber.

And Majesty of Law, on the right.

Majesty of Law
Majesty of Law, on the right when you enter the Rayburn House Office Building. Photo by Andrew Weber has a few additional pictures of these statues that provide more context about their location on Capitol Hill.

Do you have a favorite sight on Capitol Hill?  If so, let us know in the comments.  It might be our next Pic of the Week.

Comments (2)

  1. Thanks for sharing these pics, Andrew.

    I looked up the sculptor’s name, out of curiosity, and I found this article about him on The Library of Congress American Folklife Center site.

    I also found these pictures of other works of his in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC).

  2. Nicely done

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