What's New in the Grills Gallery


The Joe and Marge Grills Gallery is now showcasing a series a of historical images, objects, and artwork depicting the Montpelier estate. The exhibit is comprised of works from the early nineteenth to late twentieth centuries, and includes Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton’s 1802 watercolor, View of Montpelier.

The work, commonly known as the Thornton Watercolor, is significant as the earliest extant depiction of Montpelier prior to the addition of the wings ca. 1808-1812. Other items on display include an early sketch of Madison’s temple, architectural drawings, and embroidered textiles. The Grills Gallery is open to Montpelier visitors during regular business hours.

Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton, View of Montpelier, United States, early nineteenth century, watercolor on wove paper, Montpelier Foundation, 2011.4.1.








Montpelier Staff