Sir Charles Metcalfe

Sir Charles Metcalfe

Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867)

1844

Marble

Source: Illustrated London News

“This noble statue of the popular ex-Governor of Jamaica has just been completed by Mr. Baily: it is of pure white marble, somewhat above life size, and coat £2000; and it will be placed upon a suitable pedeatal, in tbe public square of Spanish Town, towards the close of the present year. It is, altogether, a fine work, and must add to the high reputation of the sculptor.

“This statue has been voted by the Hon. House of Assembly in Jamaica, as a testimonial of their estimation of Sir Charles Metcalfe’s Government. Some time since, Mr. Baily, having completed the head and face, sent out to Spanish Town a beautiful cast of tbe same for the approval of the Committee of the House of Assembly, of which tbe Speaker is Chairman.” [continued below]

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