Early Life and Education
Study drawing of a capital, April 1905
Charcoal on paper
24½" × 18½"
Raymond Mathewson Hood papers, 1903–1931, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
After graduating from MIT and working for the firms of Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson and Palmer & Hornbostel, Hood went to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts—at that time the best architecture school in the world.
One of Hood’s first drawings from Paris is this view of a capital he made to meet his architectural history requirement.