George Peabody (sculpture)

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George Peabody
George Peabody statue, Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD.jpg
Artist William Wetmore Story
Year 1869
Material Bronze
Dimensions 210 cm × 100 cm × 160 cm (84 in × 40 in × 64 in)
Coordinates 39°17′51.2″N 76°36′54.14″W / 39.297556°N 76.6150389°W / 39.297556; -76.6150389
Owner City of Baltimore

George Peabody is a bronze statue of George Peabody (1795-1869), by William Wetmore Story. It is located at the East garden of Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore.

It was dedicated on April 7, 1890.[1]

Inscriptions[edit]

The inscriptions read:

(Sculpture, bronze base, back proper right side of figure:)

W.STORY.ROMA
FOND.NELLI.ROMA.

(Plinth, bronze plaque on back:)

THIS STATUE PRESENTED TO THE

CITY OF BALTIMORE
APRIL 7, 1890 BY
ROBERT GARRETT
1847-1896
PRESIDENT OF BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD

1884-1887.

A signed Founder's mark appears.

London statue[edit]

The original statue by the Royal Exchange, London

The statue is a replica of one next to the Royal Exchange in the City of London, executed between 1867 and 1869, and unveiled in July 1869 shortly before Peabody's death.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Peabody, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, Maryland, Baltimore survey. 1993. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ See Ward-Jackson 2003, pp. 338-41.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ward-Jackson, Philip (2003). Public Sculpture of the City of London. Public Sculpture of Britain 7. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. pp. 338–41. ISBN 0853239673. : discusses the full circumstances of the commissioning, erection and reception of the original London statue.

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