MARQUESTE, Laurent-Honoré

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne 1848 - Paris 1920

Maker: Leblanc-Barbedienne

Severn Teackle Wallis (1816-1894)

Severn Teackle Wallis (1816-1894)




Dimensions (HxWxD): app. 70 x 24 x 32 in.

signed on outer surface of the pedestal on figure's proper right side: MARQUESTE / 1903
bronze base just below figure's proper left foot: LEBLANC-BARBEDIENNE / FONDEUR PARIS
base, front: SEVERN / TEACKLE / WALLIS / 1816-1894

Credit Line: Commissioned by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore

Photo credit: ph. Wikimedia/Daderot

© Artist : public domain


  • The sculpture was commissioned by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore. The artist based his portrait on a photograph of Wallis, and because details were so important to the artist, one of Wallis' suits was sent as a model.
  • 1903, date on sculpture
  • 1906, dedicated, originally installed in the South Garden of Mt. Vernon Place
  • 1919, relocated when the gardens were relandscaped


  • Save Outdoor Sculpture! website,, 22 February 2016
  •, 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


  • 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.