Thomas Ridgeway Gould

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Thomas Ridgeway Gould (1818-1881) was an American sculptor who specialized in creating bronze sculptures of military and political figures. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and studied at the Boston Academy of Fine Arts before moving to Italy to continue his training. Gould became known for his realistic and detailed sculptures, and his work was often commissioned for public monuments and memorials. Some of his notable works include the statue of John Glover Roberts in the Boston Public Garden, the monument to Governor John A. Andrew in the Boston Common, and the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Gould was also a member of the National Academy of Design and was appointed the first director of the School of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1876.