Created: 2 Sep 1841
Image size: h 9.4cm x w 16.1cm
Paper size: h 11.2cm x w 19.1cm
Object Type: Salted Paper Print
Mount: brown paper album page
Physical description: 16.0 cm wide on the bottom edge; 9.3 cm high on the right side
Inscription: date inscribed in the negative, lower right; pencil X recto
Provenance:Matilda Talbot 1934
Owner: National Science and Media Museum
Object owner number: 1937-0366/046
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.
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