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Image number: RS.13590
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Sculpture bust of George Dollond


ca. early 19th century


George Dollond (1774-1852, British)


Richard James Garland (1816-1903), Sculptor

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height (sculpture): 686mm
width (sculpture): 567mm
depth (sculpture): mm
height (socle): 133mm
diameter (socle): 282mm


Bust of George Dollond with head in three-quarter profile to the left as viewed. In classical style with draped shoulders, he has short hair with side-whiskers. On a round marble socle.

George Dollond (1774-1852) was a British optician, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1819.

Object history

Provenance: Presented by A W Dollond, 1893.

The donation is recorded in the Royal Society’s Council Minutes: ‘A letter from Mr Alfred Dollond, offering to present a bust of the late George Dollond, F.R.S., was read. The offer was accepted.’ Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, v.7 1892-98, meeting 19 Jan 1888, p.103.

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