Spirit of the Capitol

Spirit of the Capitol

Through the generosity of artist Lenore DePree of West Jefferson, North Carolina, several items have been made available for sale to benefit the North Carolina State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark.

During ten years in the Middle East, DePree studied 15th-17th-century Persian art. Upon returning to the United States DePree felt that this style, with its perfectly balanced forms and vibrant colors, would be the ideal vehicle for expressing the grace of the North Carolina State Capitol. (Image right).

The classic architecture, formal gardens, statuary, stately old trees, famous fountains, and crowned dome are all faithfully rendered. In addition to these authentic details, there is also a joyful spirit of life. From people enjoying Capitol Square to the birds, squirrels, and blooming dogwoods and azaleas, the artist has captured the Spirit of the Capitol.

All proceeds from this reproduction will go directly to the State Capitol Foundation, Inc., to assist in its continuing support of education and preservation programs at this grand historic building.

Items Available:

  • "Spirit of the Capitol" Print - signed and numbered by the artist; only 297 produced (20" x 27") @ $50 each
  • "Spirit of the Capitol" Poster - (20" x 27") @ $5 each
  • "Spirit of the Capitol" T-shirt - (S, M, L, XL-limited sizes and quantities available) @ $10 each
  • "Spirit of the Capitol" Magnet @ $2.50 each
  • Capitol logo T-shirt (S, M, L, XL, XXL)@ $5 each
  • Miniature Reproduction Lithograph Frame @ $75 each
  • A.J. Davis Book @ $18 ($15 SCS members)
  • Vintage Reproduction Postcard @ $.30 each

To order any of the items listed above, download and print a copy of our Merchandise Order Form, fill it out, and return it to us by mail.


Canova Statue Lithograph

Miniature Reproduction 1841 Horton & Waller Frame with a replica lithograph of "Canova's Statue of General George Washington."


Alexander Jackson Davis: A Romantic Architect in Antebellum North Carolina

BOOK: Alexander Jackson Davis: A Romantic Architect in Antebellum North Carolina. By Edward T. Davis and John L. Sanders Order Form


Capitol Postcard

Reproduction Postcard: View of the Capitol c. 1909. For sale at the Capitol and available on the merchandise order form.


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