The Old Senate Chamber

George Washington (1732-1799)

Artist: StudioEIS, 2014
Medium: Bronze
MSA SC 1545-3482
Delegate Chamber

The bronze statue of George Washington, by StudioEIS (2014), is placed where it is believed that he stood to deliver his address to Congress. Washington is depicted in the emotional moment when he was compelled to steady his handwritten speech with both hands.

Congressman and Maryland Senator James McHenry noted in a letter describing the ceremony that when "he spoke of the officers who had composed his family...he was obliged to support the paper with both hands."


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine and DEcorative Arts In the Old Senate Chamber


George Washington Bronze Staute
Molly Ridout Statue
William Pitt
Seante President's Armchair
Seante President's Desk
Senate Armchair
Senate Desk