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Object within Schaaf no. 2574

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

Object details

Created: 2 Apr 1841

Image size: h 6.6cm x w 6.5cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Mount: sheet of tissue paper

Physical description: top corners of negative double-clipped to a imply a rounded finish

Inscription: in pencil, verso, 2 April /41 [2 April 1841]

Owner: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History

Object owner number: 1995.0206.054

Collection: Photographic History Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 2574

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.

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