George Peabody (sculpture)

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George Peabody
George Peabody statue, Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD.jpg
Artist William Wetmore Story
Year 1869
Medium Bronze
Dimensions 210 cm × 100 cm × 160 cm (84 in × 40 in × 64 in)
Location Baltimore, Maryland
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. The bronze, cast in Rome by Alessandro Nelli's foundry, 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.