George Washington - Stafford County VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 17.630 W 077° 26.880
18S E 285917 N 4241252
Quick Description: A relief portrait of George Washington is on display at his boyhood home near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2011 9:55:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMBQF4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
A profile of George Washington framed by ribbons and leafy branches was created by A. W. Jones, a sculptor from New York. It hangs in the visitor center at Ferry FarmClick for related waymark to open in new window which was Washington's boyhood home. A small plate next to the relief reads:
George Washington Plaque
Signed A. W. Jones
New York
Patented 1858

This plaque, with profile bust of GW within a rococo revival
frame of ribbons and foliage, is signed on the reverse "A.W.
Jones, Sculp. NY," and was patented in 1858. That year
marks the 100th anniversary of when GW left the army after
the French campaign on the frontier and returned to Mount
Vernon. 1858 is also the year that the Mount Vernon Ladies'
Association began restoring Mount Vernon. It is likely that
the plaque was intended to commemorate these events.

The coordinates are at the front entrance of the visitor center.

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Where is this sculpture?:
268 Kings Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA USA
22405


Sculptors Name: A. W. Jones

Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: Not listed

Website for sculpture?: Not listed

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