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Image number: RS.13611
Credit: ©The Estate of Paul Granlund

Sculptured head of Srinivasa Aaiyangar Ramanujan

Date

1983

Sitter

Srinivasa Aaiyangar Ramanujan (1887-1920, Indian), Mathematician

Creator

Paul Theodore Granlund (1925-2003, American), Sculptor

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (sculpture): 410mm
width (sculpture): 267mm
depth (sculpture): 265mm
height (pedestal): 148mm
width (pedestal): 178mm
depth (pedestal): 178mm

Subject

Description

Bust of Srinivasa Ramanujan, head and partial shoulders showing shirt and the collar of a jacket. He is facing forward and his hair is styled in right parting as viewed. On a bronze pedestal.

Plaque on pedestal inscribed ‘SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN FRS BY PAUL T. GRANLUND PRESENTED BY SUBRAHMANYAN CHANDRASEKHAR FRS 11th MAY 1994.’

Incised on the reverse 'MATHEMATICIAN SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN 1887-1920. P.T.GRANLUND 1983 1/[?]'

Srinivasa Aaiyangar Ramanujan (1887-1920) was an Indian mathematician, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1918.

Object history

Provenance: Presented to the Society by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar FRS, 1994

The donation is recorded in the Royal Society Minutes of Council, minute 34, meeting 19 May 1994 p.22. [CMO/80] and also Royal Society Minutes of Council, minute 51, meeting 13 February 1992 p.468 [CMO/79].

Copies and cast: One of four busts originally commissioned by Richard Askey. An additional five made since the original commission as recorded in the paper On Ramanujan’s Bust by S Chandrasekhar, F.R.S. Notes and Records of the Royal Society London, volume 49, page 153-157.

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