This statue is located in the Mable Ringling rose garden on the grounds of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Yes, Ringling....as in Ringling Circus. Sarasota has a long, colorful history surrounding the circus, including the city being the winter home for John Ringling and his wife. (More on that in a future post.) The rose garden is one of three accredited public rose gardens in the State of Florida. Few people realize this, but the grounds are free and open to the public, including the statue filled gardens and the beautiful tree lined grounds leading to the Ca d'Zan (the Ringling mansion) situated right on Sarasota Bay. The art museum, which John Ringling built to house his personal collection, is a must-see and requires admission. There's also a fairly new circus museum, which I haven't visited yet.