William Godwin's Diary


Robert Ball Hughes (1806–1868) was a Royal Academy-trained sculptor arguably best known for a marble statue of Alexander Hamilton. His waxwork depicting the Descent from the Cross was featured at an exhibition at the Royal Bazaar, alongside a diorama with views by Roberts and Stanfield, and a French child who allegedly had the inscriptions of the Emperor Napoleon visible on her eyes in white letters.

See The Times, 20 August 1828 and DNB.