Baily, Edward Hodges

BORN 10 Mar 1788, Bristol - DIED 22 May 1867, London: 99 Devonshire Road, Holloway
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery West, Swain's Lane, Highgate

Neoclassicist sculptor and creator of the Nelson on Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London. At school he portrayed his classmates in wax models in 1807 he went to London to become a pupil of J. Flaxman, in shose studio he was employed. He also attended the schools of the Royal Academy and he became a Royal Academician in 1821.

Baily executed many portrait busts and statues, among those portrayed were Byron, Faraday and Lawrence. His famous work "Eve at the fountain" was shown in 1818 at the Academy and is now in his native Bristol.

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Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 05 Jun 2022