The Charter Oak Tympana

Artist: Charles D. Salewski (dates unknown)
1876 Marble

This scene was the first piece of sculpture commissioned for the Capitol.

It depicts the famous tree that was used by Captain Joseph Wadsworth to hide the Royal Charter of 1662.

 

Tympana (carved scene) of the Charter Oak Tree on the Capitol exterior

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Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.