The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

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Object within Schaaf no. 1783

Statuette of "Eve at the Fountain" after Edward Hodges Baily

Object details

Image size: h 8.4cm x w 10.5cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: small RE mount

Inscription: on verso: Patent Talbotype or Sun Pictures label; in pencil on label: 13; in pencil verso: 1/-

Provenance:
Harrison D. Horblit (HH1846.10)

Owner: Houghton Library, Harvard University

Object owner number: Horblit TypPr 805.T820.071 Sz1

Collection: Harrison D. Horblit Collection Of Early Photography

This object is part of Schaaf no. 1783

Statuette of "Eve at the Fountain" after Edward Hodges Baily

Baily's best known work is probably his sculpture of Nelson which graces the top of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London. However, "Eve at the Fountain" was the work that made Baily famous at the age of 34.

A large plaster model for the finished sculpture is held at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The finished marble statue was purchased for the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery in 1826.

Baily and his work is well represented in the online resource, Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951.