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George Peabody (sculpture)


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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, was located at the East garden of Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore.

It was dedicated on April 7, 1890.

 

Inscriptions

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

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.


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