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Twilight on Bear Creek

Artist: Hugh Bolton Jones, 1874
Medium: Oil on canvas
The Peabody Art Collection
MSA SC 4680-10-0052

Twilight on Bear Creek

This stunning landscape depicts Bear Creek, a tributary to the Patapsco River that begins in Garrett County, Maryland. It was painted for John W. McCoy, who presented it to the Peabody Institute in 1908. The painting was added to the Collection of the Maryland Commission on Artistic Property when the state purchased the Peabody Art Collection in 1996.

Hugh Bolton Jones
was born and educated in Baltimore and began his artistic training at the Maryland Institute. Although he worked in New York in the 1860s and 1870s, Jones maintained close ties to his home state, keeping a residence in Baltimore and exhibiting his paintings. The beautiful Maryland countryside was inspiration for many of his early works.

Portraits in the State House Caucus Room

Clarence W. Blount
Oden Bowie
Frank Brown
Leonard Calvert
Elihu E. Jackson
Robert McLane
Mary E. W. Risteau
Thomas Swann
Francis Thomas
William P. Whyte
Levin Winder

lANdSCAPE pAINTINGS in the State House Caucus Room

Morning on the Severn
Near Union Bridge
Twilight on Bear Creek
Susquehanna River
The Ark & The Dove


Decorative Arts & SculpTURE in the State House Caucus Room

Reverdy Johnson
US MD Silver Service
1840s Victorian Armchair
1905 Arm chairs