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William Smyth, MA (1765-1849)

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William Smyth, MA (1765-1849)


Baily, Edward Hodges (sculptor) [ULAN info: British sculptor, 1788-1867]






Bust. White marble, posthumous. The sitter is turned and facing front, looking slightly left. He is bare-headed, with long, thick hair and side whiskers. He wears a waistcoat, with neck cloth tied in a bow.

Production Place

England (sculptor) (country)

Technique Description

white marble, carved


height: (bust): 24.0 in
height: (plinth): 5.0 in


mid-19th Century




given: Friends of William Smyth 1851 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Given to the University by a group of William Smyth's friends (Professor of Modern History, 1807-1849), to be placed in the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1851


  1. Position: on back
    Method: inscribed
    Content: E.H. BAILY, R.A./Sculpt LONDON/1851


  1. Goodison, J.W. (1955) Catalogue of Cambridge Portraits I The University Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: pp. 104-5]
    [comments: Publ. See pp. 104-5, no. 168]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.1-1851 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 30853; Input Date: 2001-06-20 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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