George Washington (1840) is a massive sculpture by Horatio Breenough commissioned for the centennial of U.S President George Washingston's birth in February 22, 1732. It was based on Phildas statue of Zeus Olympios.

It was to be displayed at the Capital Rotundain Washington D.C., however it was quickly removed. Many found it offensive while some found it to be a way of trying to turn our forefathers into deities which was not what our country was founded on. With all the of the talk of statues and stuff this week, it made me thing of this one. Plus it's kind of cool.