George Peabody (sculpture)
History and museums
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.
The inscriptions read:
(Sculpture, bronze base, back proper right side of figure:)
(Plinth, bronze plaque on back:)
CITY OF BALTIMORE
APRIL 7, 1890 BY
PRESIDENT OF BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD
A signed Founder's mark appears.
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.