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Maternal Affection, by Edward Hodges Baily

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An image of Maternal Affection. Sculpture/figure group. Baily, Edward Hodges (British, 1788-1867). Seated mother and child on a rectangular base with rounded ends. The mother sits on a rectangular chest in profile to the viewer. Her hair is dressed in 'Grecian' style. The lower part of her body is draped and the upper part is nude. Her left leg is forward, and her right foot tucked under it so that its sole faces the viewer. The child rests on the left side of her back, snuggling against her, and kissing her left cheek, while touching her right with his left hand. She holds her left arm out behind her to support the child's right foot, and turns the upper part of her body to the front, leaning her right elbow on her left thigh, and raising her hand towards the child. White marble, carved in the round, height, whole, 91.5 cm, 1841. Production Note: Baily exhibited a plaster of 'Affection etc.' at the Royal Academy in 1823 and in 1837 a 'Group, Maternal Affection', no. 1179.

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Maternal Affection. Sculpture/figure group. Baily, Edward Hodges (British, 1788-1867). Seated mother and child on a rectangular base with rounded ends. The mother sits on a rectangular chest in profile to the viewer. Her hair is dressed in 'Grecian' style. The lower part of her body is draped and the upper part is nude. Her left leg is forward, and her right foot tucked under it so that its sole faces the viewer. The child rests on the left side of her back, snuggling against her, and kissing her left cheek, while touching her right with his left hand. She holds her left arm out behind her to support the child's right foot, and turns the upper part of her body to the front, leaning her right elbow on her left thigh, and raising her hand towards the child. White marble, carved in the round, height, whole, 91.5 cm, 1841. Production Note: Baily exhibited a plaster of 'Affection etc.' at the Royal Academy in 1823 and in 1837 a 'Group, Maternal Affection', no. 1179.

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  • Accession Number: M.3-1974
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: NIKON D600
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 819 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 83.26kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2014:02:10 10:39:27

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19th Century affection affectionate Baily carved child children draped drapery Edward Hodges Baily embrace embracing emotions family female female nude figure figure group Fitz_AA infants kiss kissing marble maternal maternity mother mother and child motherhood nude relations relationships sculpture seated tender Victorian white woman

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