Edward Hodges Baily RA, FRS
Born 10 March 1788
Died 22 May 1867
Active: 1806 - 1862
Country of birth and death: England
Sculptor, designer and modeller of silver
Born in Bristol, the son of William Baily, a ship's carver. Died at his home, 99 Devonshire Road, Holloway, London.
Wealth at death: £50 0s. 0d.
Probate date: 21 June 1867
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Eve at the Fountain
British division, Class XXXIX, sculpture, models, die-sinking, and intaglios, B - living artists.
Adam Consoling Eve after the evil dream
Eve at the Fountain
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at The International Exhibition, London, 1862
'Eve at the Fountain'
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, The Eighty-Fifth, 1853
Exhibited at The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Dublin, 1853
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1810 - 1862
Exhibited 52 times (10 times between 1851 and 1862), an average of 3 works per year.
Exhibited at Dublin Exhibition of Arts, Industries and Manufactures (and Loan Museum of Works of Art), 1872
Fine Arts, Sculpture. no. 99:'Lord Napier of Magdala'. Owned by the artist.
Institutional and Business Connections
Elected ARA Royal Academy of Arts
3 November 1817 - 10 February 1821
Elected RA Royal Academy of Arts
10 February 1821 - 1 December 1862
Member of Institute of British Sculptors
1852 - 1861 (Circa)
Studied at Royal Academy Schools
8 March 1809
Also won a silver medal in 1809 and a gold medal in 1911. See Popp and Valentine, 'Directory of Membership', (1996), p. 5.
Visitor at Royal Academy Schools
1860 - 1863
Listed as a visitor to the Life School in 1860, 1861 and 1862: see the Royal Academy 'Annual Reports'.
Personal and Professional Connections
Advisor to Charles Augustus Rivers
Rivers entered the Royal Academy Schools on the recommendation of Baily
Advisor to Thomas Milnes
21 April 1841 (Presumed)
Milnes entered the Royal Academy Schools on the recommendation of Baily
Assistant was William Calder Marshall
Assistant was Thomas Campbell
Employed as studio assistant Neville Northey Burnard
Employed as studio assistant Joseph Durham
Either assistant or pupil
Grandmother/grandfather/grandparent to Edgar George Papworth Jnr
Papworth Junior's mother, Caroline, was the daughter of Baily
Pupils included Edgar George Papworth Snr
In the late 1820s and early 1830s
Pupils included Thomas Hughes
Pupils included Edward Bowring Stephens
Pupils included Edward Davis
Pupils included Alfred Gatley
Related to Edgar George Papworth Snr
Papworth married Baily's daughter, Caroline (d. 1867)
Sponsor of Henry Coffee
Baily was one of Coffee's sponsors when he applied to join the Artists Annuity and Benevolent Fund
Taught William Theed
Probably before 1820
Taught Samuel James Bouverie Haydon
Dates uncertain but probably during the late 1830s
Teacher to Henry Hugh Armstead
Around the mid-1840s
Descriptions of Practice
Listed under Sculptors Post Office London Directory, 1851 Post Office/Kelly London Directories
Illustrated Catalogue of the Exhibition of Art Industry in Dublin, 1853.
Exhibited 'Eve at the Fountain'
Official Catalogue of the Dublin Exhibition of Arts, Industries and Manufactures and Loan Museum of Works of Art
Fine Arts, Sculpture. p. 83, no. 99:'Lord Napier of Magdala'. Owned by the artist.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Katharine Eustace, ‘Baily, Edward Hodges (1788–1867)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/1076, accessed 17 Oct 2009]
Rules of the Institute of Sculptors
The Builder, Vol. IX, No. 415, 18 January 1851
18 January 1851
The Builder, Vol. XI, No. 531, 9 April 1853
9 April 1853
Citing this record
'Edward Hodges Baily RA, FRS', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib7_1218119321, accessed 30 Mar 2017]