Okay, this is The Big Guy, Saint Louis, King Louis IX of France. It stands opposite the entrance to the St. Louis Art Museum (which we'll get to one day. It's wonderful motto, inscribed over the entryway, is Dedicated To Art And Free To All. And it is.). The title of this post is the actual name of the statue. This apotheosis business may seem a bit overblown but, after all, he made saint.
Check out the picture of the museum by clicking the link to its home page. That's a big, long hill in front, foreshortened by a telephoto lens. When it snowed, students from St. Louis University and nearby Washington University would steal trays from the cafeteria to use as sleds on Art Hill under the saint/king's gaze. Control of your tray was a concern. The lagoon at the bottom may or may not have been frozen.