French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : ph. Wikimedia/Daderot
© artiste : public domain

MARQUESTE, Laurent-Honoré
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne 1848 - Paris 1920

Exécutant: Leblanc-Barbedienne

Severn Teackle Wallis (1816-1894)
Severn Teackle Wallis (1816-1894)

1903
bronze

statue
env. 177,8 x 61 x 81,3
signé sur la surface extérieure de la base sur son côté droit : MARQUESTE / 1903
sur la base juste sous son pied gauche : LEBLANC-BARBEDIENNE / FONDEUR PARIS
sur le devant de la base : SEVERN / TEACKLE / WALLIS / 1816-1894

Credit Line : Commissioned by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland, Mount Vernon Place

Historique

  • commandé par la Municipal Art Society de Baltimore. L'artiste a basé son portrait sur une photographie de Wallis et parce les détails étaient très importants pour lui, un costume de Wallis lui fut envoyé
  • 1903, date sur la sculpture
  • 1906, inauguration ; la sculpture était installée à l'origine dans le jardin sud de Mount Vernon Place
  • 1919, réinstallée à son emplacement actuel lorsque les jardins ont été redessinés

Bibliographie

  • Save Outdoor Sculpture! website, http://siris-collections.si.edu, 22 February 2016
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_public_art_in_Baltimore, accessed 22 February 2016
  • 1928 News American
    News American, April 12, 1928.
  • 1929 Rusk
    William Sener Rusk, Art in Baltimore: Monuments and Memorials, Baltimore: Norman, Remington, 1929, pg. 98-99
  • 1930 Brown
    Warren Wilmer Brown, The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City: Its Aims and Accomplishments, 1930, pg. 18-20
  • 1941 and 1960 The Sun
    The Sun, May 25, 1941 and Dec. 8, 1960
  • 1971 Hunter
    Wilbur Harvey Hunter, The Monumental City, The Rinehart School of Sculpture 75th Anniversary Catalogue 1896-1971, Baltimore, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1971, pg. 43
  • 1983 Dorsey
    John Dorsey, Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore: Maclay & Associates, 1983
  • 1987 Naylor
    Henry and Caroline Naylor, Public Monuments & Sculpture of Baltimore: An Introduction to the Collection, 1987, p. 48
  • 1989 Kotarba
    Kathleen Kotarba, The Baltimore Bronze Project, Baltimore: Baltimore City Commission for historical and Architectural Preservation, July 1989

Commentaire



SOS! website, 22 February 2016:
Severn Teackle Wallis (1816-1894) was a prominent Baltimore lawyer who was also known as a wit, reformer, poet, author, linguist, and orator. Two of his best known books are "Glimpses of Spain" and "A Discourse of the Life and Character of George Peabody." His is also known for laying the foundation of Civil Service Reform in Maryland.