Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A buff stucco rectangular building. The short side has three bays and the long side has six bays. The building is three stories above ground. The short side has two massive columns resembling bundles of reeds, which flare out into papyrus leaves at the tops. Each bay is surmounted by a winged disk, intended to evoke Egyptian deities.

Title:  The Egyptian Building

Artist/Maker: Designed by Thomas Stewart and build by unidentified craftspeople

Date: 1845

Copyright/Permissions: Crazyale – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

References: The Scarab (February 1952).

Location(s): College Street, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Art Hx