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George Washington, 24" Bust, The 1784 Congress of Virginia Commission to Houdon, White,Call for Availability, Ships Free US except HI, WH-314W
Washington Statue & Bust


 
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President George Washington Bust from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. In 1784 the Congress of Virginia passed a resolution to have a statue of President Washington made for the State Capitol. Governor Harrison authorized Thomas Jefferson, then Minister to France, to select a European artist he considered worthy of this task. Benjamin Franklin was consulted and the choice fell upon Houdon, the foremost portrait sculptor of his time. Houdon’s acceptance was immediate and enthusiastic.

Created using centuries-old casting techniques.


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