Boston - Charles River Esplanade: General George Smith Patton, Jr.
The standing portrait statue of General George Smith Patton, Jr., designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser, was installed at the Charles River Esplanade along the Hatch Shell Circle in 1953. The 8-foot tall bronze statue depicts a uniformed Patton raising a pair of binoculars up to his eyes, atop a 4-foot pink granite base.
General George Smith Patton, Jr., (1885-1945) is considered one of the greatest figures in military history, serving in World War I, and commanding corps and armies across World War II. He was also well known for his brash aggressive behavior and controversial outspokenness.