Francis Scott Key Monument
|Francis Scott Key Monument|
|Medium||Marble, Gold leaf|
|Owner||City of Baltimore|
Charles Marburg gave $25,000 to his brother Theodore Marburg to hire a sculptor to create a monument to Francis Scott Key. The French sculptor Antonin Mercié was selected. Mercié had previously created a bronze equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee in 1890 in Richmond, Virginia. The sculpture was dedicated on Eutaw Place in 1911.
- "Restored Key Monument Rededicated". Heritage Preservation. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
Charles Marburg gave $25,000 to his brother Theodore to commission a monument to his favorite poet, Francis Scott Key. The French sculptor Marius Jean Antonin Mercie was the selected artist. At the time, Mercié was known for European sculptures as well as the Robert E. Lee (1890) equestrian bronze in Richmond, Virginia, and collaboration on General Lafayette (1891) in the District of Columbia.