The North Carolina General Assembly commissioned this statue of George Washington in a toga from Italian sculptor Antonio Canova in 1816. Canova's preliminary study of Washington in the buff is coming to a U.S. museum for the first time.
The North Carolina General Assembly commissioned this statue of George Washington in a toga from Italian sculptor Antonio Canova in 1816. Canova's preliminary study of Washington in the buff is coming to a U.S. museum for the first time. JOHN ROTTET News & Observer file photo
The North Carolina General Assembly commissioned this statue of George Washington in a toga from Italian sculptor Antonio Canova in 1816. Canova's preliminary study of Washington in the buff is coming to a U.S. museum for the first time. JOHN ROTTET News & Observer file photo

Naked George Washington finally comes to U.S. – and it all started with North Carolina

April 23, 2017 05:47 PM