George Washington

1887
Thomas Ball (American, 1819–1911)


Dimensions

Overall: 52.1 x 40.6 x 35.6cm (20 1/2 x 16 x 14in.)

Accession Number

1993.857

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

This statue is a later marble version of Washington’s portrait on the colossal bronze equestrian figure by the same artist, which was erected in Boston’s Public Garden in 1869. In this bust, Ball has succeeded in capturing the great patriot’s character and expression with a style that is both naturalistic and dramatic.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund and Curator's Fund