Lafayette Park George Washington Statue

Overview for Lafayette Park George Washington Statue in Lafayette Park

Photo by Mark Groth Title: George Washington Statue
Source: Mark Groth

Overview

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Park: Lafayette Park

Description:

Erected in Lafayette Park in 1869, this statue is one of only six bronze castings made from the striking marble statue of George Washington that stands in the Virginia State Capitol. The original work was created from life by the renowned French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon in 1788 and is the only likeness for which Washington ever posed.

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