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George Robert White Memorial

Artist:

Daniel Chester French

Location:

Arlington St. and Beacon St.  

Location

Arlington St. and Beacon St.
United States
42° 21' 19.2708" N, 71° 4' 19.7004" W

Neighborhood:

Back Bay

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1924

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

Standing at the edge of a fountain, this graceful angel or allegorical figure literally enacts the Biblical verse, “Cast thy bread upon the waters,” to honor one of Boston’s primary philanthropists. George Robert White earned a fortune in the pharmaceuticals business and made significant contributions to a variety of Boston institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts General Hospital. Upon his death, he donated over $5 million to finance “works of public beauty and utility” throughout the City of Boston.

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