The George Washington statue at the entrance of Boston Public Gardens was made in the 1800s entirely by local artists and artisans.
Primary Artist Thomas Ball
The George Washington statue was cast by Thomas Ball.
A Globetrotting Boston Native
Thomas Ball was born in Charlestown, MA, but studied sculpting in Florence, Italy.
The statue and the base of the statue are both 16 feet tall, making the total height 38 feet.