Franklin Simmons, General U. S. Grant, 1899
Marble, 89 in., Rotunda, U. S. Capitol, Washington
Near the turn of the century, two important sculptures of Grant were produced for display in the nation's capital. In 1890, the Grand Army of the Republic voted to honor its general with a full-length sculpture to be placed in the rotunda of the U. S. Capitol. It was completed in 1899 and unveiled the next year, beside a statue of the other man who had preserved the Union, Abraham Lincoln.
Architect of the Capitol