Jean-Antoine 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. The statue is 6 foot-4 inches high. As with many of Houdon’s works, the statue was widely reproduced. We have created several bronze reproductions for clients, including the Washington Monument in DC, Mount Vernon, The Society of the Cincinnati, The American Village, George Washington University, and the Coast Guard Academy.