The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3832

Three statuettes and a Classical urn on a circular tabletop

Object details

Alternate titles

Bust of Hermes, "Eve at the Fountain" by Baily, an urn and a horse

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

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-1448

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3832

Three statuettes and a Classical urn on a round tabletop

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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