Sculpture bust of George Dollond

    Date
    ca. early 19th century
    Sitter
    George Dollond (1774 - 1852, British)
    Creator
    Richard James Garland (1816 - 1903) , Sculptor
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (sculpture): 686mm
    width (sculpture): 567mm
    depth (sculpture): mm
    height (socle): 133mm
    diameter (socle): 282mm
    Description
    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.
    Associated place
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    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.13590
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