18 of 26 portraits on display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1824
22 1/2 in. (572 mm) high
Purchased with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund, 1996
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- Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), Painter. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist associated with 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867), Sculptor, designer and modeller of silver. Artist associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
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Bailey's bust is one of a series of four of fellow-artists commissioned by Sir Thomas Lawrence. The Greek inscription, added at Fuseli's suggestion, can be translated as 'Look upon that which we now suppose to be.'
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 234