Watercolor/Pen & Ink Sketches: The Jefferson Hotel

Since my studio is right down the street from the beautiful and historically significant 5 star Jefferson Hotel, I thought I'd sketch a couple of the more famous views. This is the view of the belltowers from S. Adams street:

Watercolor sketch Jefferson Hotel Jennifer Young

According to the Jefferson Hotel website, Lewis Ginter "commissioned Carrere and Hastings, a renowned architectural firm from New York. The firm designed the Fifth Avenue Public Library and Henry Frick House (later the Frick Museum) in New York, as well as portions of the Commonwealth Club in Richmond."

Along with the hotel's gorgeous grand staircase, (which supposedly inspired the one used on the set of Scarlett's famous staircase tumble in the film Gone With the Wind,) another significant interior space is the Palm Court in the hotel's upper lobby. Central to this space is a life-size marble statue of Thomas Jefferson by Edward V. Valentine, interpreted with liberal artistic license by yours truly below:

Watercolor sketch Jefferson Hotel by Jennifer Young