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Bust of John Flaxman. SM SDR14. Photograph taken in September 1948. ©A.C. Cooper (Colour) Ltd

Baily, Edward Hodges (1788--1867), sculptor
This bust was previously attributed to Flaxman himself.

Bust of John Flaxman, sculptor

Plaster cast

Height: 52cm

Museum number: SDR14

Curatorial note

Although the earliest inventories of Soane's collection (1837) describe this as a self-portrait by Flaxman, it is in fact a plaster cast of a portrait bust of Flaxman by Edward hodges Baily.


Helen Dorey ‘Soane and Flaxman’ in Flaxman: Master of the Purest Line, Exhibition Catalogue, Sir John Soane’s Museum 2003

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk