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Statue of George Washington -- South Grounds of the North Carolina State Capitol Raleigh (NC) March 2015 | by Ron Cogswell
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Statue of George Washington -- South Grounds of the North Carolina State Capitol Raleigh (NC) March 2015

Dedicated on July 4, 1857, this life-size bronze statue of George Washington stands inside a gated area on the grounds of the State Capitol in Raleigh (NC).

 

Washington is in military dress and holds a civilian walking stick in his right hand as he looks to the south. He rests his left hand on his cloak, which is draped over a pillar of 13 rods.

 

Jean-Antoine Houdon, a French sculptor and contemporary of Washington, depicted the statesman, patriot, and military hero with realism and naturalism, displaying his quiet American grace and strength at the height of his maturity and accomplishments.

 

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Taken on March 21, 2015