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In 1784, a statue of George Washington was commissioned to be carved in the finest marble. Thomas Jefferson chose French sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon to complete the statue. It was dated 1788 but not received in Richmond, Virginia, until 1796. Hubard cast six bronze copies of the statue and the Gorham Company of New York has cast nineteen since 1909.