Created: 2 Sep 1841
Image size: h 9.3cm x w 16.0cm
Paper size: h 10.0cm x w 18.8cm
Object Type: Salted Paper Print
Inscription: date inscribed on negative but indistinct, lower right
Watermark: Whatman 41
Watermark (expanded): J Whatman Turkey Mill 1841
Provenance:Matilda Talbot 1934
Owner: National Science and Media Museum
Object owner number: 1937-1448
Collection: Science Museum Collection
Rights and Reproduction
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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