The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2394

Statuette of "Eve at the Fountain" after Edward Hodges Baily (printed in reverse)

Object details

Created: 24 Apr 1840

Image size: h 16.9cm x w 19.1cm

Paper size: h 17.2cm x w 21.5cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: album page

Physical description: corners clipped

Inscription: dated in the negative in reverse

The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (01800); Talbot Album No. 7, FTM NB6

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 12(42)

Collection: Talbot Collection

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This object is part of Schaaf no. 2394

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

Keywords: Sculpture

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.

Image from the collections of the British Library (usage terms: Public Domain)

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