George PeabodyThe Peabody Art Collection Works on Paper
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The Peabody Art Collection contains approximately 1100 Works on Paper, including simple pencil sketches and pen and ink drawings, some created as studies for larger works of art completed in oil, as well as more intricate and complete watercolor compositions.

During the 1930s, a narrowing of the Peabody Institute's mission forced the closure of the art gallery and the works on paper collection was placed on deposit at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where it has remained. In 1996, the Maryland Commission on Artistic Property became the custodian of the collection when the state of Maryland assumed ownership of the Peabody Art Collections.

    Learn more about the history of the Peabody Art Collection

       Search the Baltimore Museum of Art and Walter's Art Gallery's collection of french drawings.

        Summary of the 2001 Conservation Assessment of The Peabody Collection

    Learn more about philanthropist George Peabody, founder of the Peabody Institute

    Experience the online exhibitions, From Private Fortunes to Public Gifts: Treasures of the Peabody Art Collection of the Maryland State Archives
        2001 installation
        2002 installation

    Experience an online exhibition, "A Taste for the Fine Arts": George Peabody's Gift to Maryland, installed at Government House in 1998-1999

The Peabody Collection is an Official Project of Save America's Treasures

Please direct further inquiries to:
Elaine Rice Bachmann, Curator
Maryland Commission on Artistic Property
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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