National Geographic : 1964 Jan
Brumidi's Rich Colors Enthrall Visitors to the Senate Wing An Italian guardsman who refused to fire on the people in the revolu tion of 1848, Constantino Brumidi fled to the United States when mid dle-aged. He devoted the rest of his life to adorning "the Capitol of the one country on earth in which there is liberty." Proudly he signed one of his works: "C. Brumidi, artist. Citizen of the U. S." Scarlet macaw, painted from a de sign by Brumidi, perches on a pan el between tanager and vermilion flycatcher (top) and parrot. Square-rigged, three-masted frig ate resembles the U.S.S. Constella tion, which fought the pirates of the Barbary States in the early 1800's. Seed planter in the Patent Corri dor honors the Nation's inventors.