Create statue was commissioned by the French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Thought it as a gift to the centennial of the Declaration of Independence in 1876 According to one version, even at Bartholdi was a French naturschitsa: beautiful, recently widowed Isabella Boyer, the wife of Isaac Singer, founder and entrepreneur in the field of sewing machines. "She got rid of the awkward presence of her husband, who left her with only the most preferred in the community attributes: the state ... and the children. From the very beginning of his career in Paris, she was well-known personality. Being beautiful French widow of an American entrepreneur, she was a good model for Bartholdi Statue of Liberty. "