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Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867), Sculptor, designer and modeller of silver

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 16 portraits
Edward Hodges Baily was a sculptor and designer. He was the son of a ship's carver and began his career as a modeller of small wax busts. Baily spent seven years in John Flaxman's studio before studying at the Royal Academy schools, where he won the first silver medal of the Society of Artists and was awarded gold and silver medals by the Royal Academy in 1809 and 1811. He was elected an Academician of the Royal Academy in 1817. Full membership followed in 1820 with the exhibition of Eve at the Fountain, one of the most famous pieces of British sculpture in the nineteenth century.

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Sir Isaac Newton

by Edward Hodges Baily, after Louis François Roubiliac
marble bust, 1828 (1751)
On display at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 995


Samuel Johnson

by Edward Hodges Baily, after Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1828 (1777)
On display in the Great Staircase Hall at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 996


Henry Fuseli

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1824
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6376


Sir William Beechey

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1826
NPG 5169


Robert Smirke

attributed to Edward Hodges Baily
plaster cast of bust, circa 1828
NPG 4525


Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1830
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 239


Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Samuel Parker, after Edward Hodges Baily
bronze medallion, 1830
NPG 1507


Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Scipio Clint, after Samuel Joseph, and Edward Hodges Baily
copper medal, 1830
NPG 4278


Philip Rundell

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1838
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6365


James Lonsdale

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1844
NPG 770


Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by Edward Hodges Baily
plaster cast of bust, 1850
On display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 4056


William Whewell

by Edward Hodges Baily
plaster cast of bust, 1851
NPG 1390


Douglas William Jerrold

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1853
NPG 942


Henry Fuseli

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Edward Hodges Baily
stipple engraving, published 1825
NPG D4934


James Wood

by Edward Richard Whitfield, and by Henry Corbould, after Edward Hodges Baily
line engraving, after 1839
NPG D37014


Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse)

by George Gammon Adams, after Edward Hodges Baily, and after Sir Thomas Lawrence
bronze medal, 1860
NPG D2921

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