Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Trafalgar Square (WC2)

George Washington

Westmoreland County, Virginia 1732 - Mount Vernon, Virginia 1799
First president of the United States, 1789-1797
(Wikipedia)
Jean-Antoine Houdon
Gorham Co.
1921 (1796)

London /  George Washington   London /  George Washington

Description

Bronze statue, bronze cast of Houdon's 1796 marble statue for the Virginia State Capitol.

Inscription(s)

presented to the people of
great britain and ireland
by the commonwealth of
virginia 1921

Signature

...dot Houdon Citoyen francais 1788
Gorham co. Founders New York

Annotation

The state of Virginia offered the cast to London in 1914 to mark the centenary of the Treaty of Ghent, and thus of Anglo-American peace.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'31" W 0°7'39"

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