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Image number: RS.13583
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Sculpture bust of Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney

Date

ca. early 20th century

Sitter

William de Wiveleslie Abney (1843-1920, British), Astronomer

Creator

Edouard Lanteri (1848-1917, British), Sculptor

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (sculpture): 711mm
width (sculpture): 692mm
depth (sculpture): 400mm

Subject

Description

Bust of Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney wearing robes with insignia badge suspended from a neck ribbon. On a square green marble pedestal.

Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney (1843-1920) was a British astronomer, chemist and photographer; he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1876. He was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, 1900.

Object history

Provenance: Donated by his daughter, Mrs A S Ransome, 1953.