Created: 2 Apr 1841
Image size: h 7.2cm x w 5.5cm
Paper size: h 9.0cm x w 7.6cm
Object Type: Salted Paper Print
Mount: paper album page
Physical description: negative lacks chemical coating in upper corner
Inscription: negative inscribed on bottom edge, ca 1' 2 April /41 [about one minute exposure 2 April 1841]
Provenance:Matilda Talbot 1934
Owner: National Science and Media Museum
Object owner number: 1937-0368/08
Collection: Science Museum Collection
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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.
Statuette of Edward Hodges Baily...