Houdon was commissioned to create the statue for the state of Virginia. He stayed at Mount Vernon for a couple of weeks, studying his subject and creating a life-mask, and then completed the sculpture back home in France. It was installed in the Capitol’s rotunda in 1796. As with many of Houdon’s works, the statue was widely reproduced.
We have created several bronze reproductions for clients. The statue is 6 foot-4 inches high.
Bronze reproductions are available. Please contact us for further information.