Equestrian statue of George Washington and Monument, Capitol Grounds

Thomas Crawford, designer of the complex and sculptor of the figures of Washington, Jefferson, Henry and Mason
After Crawford's death, Randolph Rogers executed the statues of Marshall, Nelson, Lewis and the allegorical figures.
1850-69



This sculptural complex is sited on the Capitol Grounds, northwest of the capitol building. George Washington at the top is surrounded by other figures, both real and allegorical; the complex depicts Virginia's role in the Revolution and honors seven of her citizens along with allegorical figures depicting their individual characteristics or contributions: Thomas Jefferson with "Independence," George Mason with "Bill of Rights," Patrick Henry with "Revolution," John Marshall with "Justice," Andrew Lewis with "Colonial Times," and Thomas Nelson with "Finance."
 

Center: statues at the bottom are from left to right Patrick Henry (under the horse's head), George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson (from the side)



See also Houdon's statue of George Washington in the Rotunda of the Capitol building.

See also the Virginia State Capitol Building by Thomas Jefferson.

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