Foley is not what is commonly called very intellectual looking. He has a highcoloured reddish face, with black straight hair — a long nose and receding forehead. But this last effect may be produced” by the great prominence of the skull over the eyes, along the eyebrows — where his head is also sufficiently wide. So that, phrenologically considered, it may after all be a very powerful head; the perceptive organs being extremely well developed, rather than those called reflective the contrary; while the temperament, in these considerations of equal, if not greater importance, as manifested” by the high color, and straight shining black hair, is probably indicative of high energies and determined perseverance. Alfred Domett, Diary

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British Sculpture, 1850-1914. Exhibition catalogue, The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London Wl. 30th September-30th October 1968.

Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.

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