Lord Baltimore Receiving the Grant of Maryland from King Charles I
Oil on masonite painting of "Lord Baltimore Receiving the Grant of Maryland from King Charles I", ca. 1940-1943, by J. Carroll Mansfield. This scene shows Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron of Baltimore (Lord Baltimore) (1605-1675), in 1632, receiving the Maryland Charter to establish the new Maryland Colony. This charter was granted by King Charles I of England (1600-1649) and named after Queen Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), who was more commonly known as "Queen Mary." This scene was one of dozens of colonial Maryland scenes that Baltimore artist James Carroll Mansfield (1896-1957) created in the 1940s. The Maryland Center For History and Culture is home to more than fifty works by this artist.