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Bust of John Steven Henslow (1796-1861), Professor of Botany, Cambridge, 1825-61, Founder of the Botanical Museum, Cambridge: M.1-1862

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Bust of John Steven Henslow (1796-1861), Professor of Botany, Cambridge, 1825-61, Founder of the Botanical Museum, Cambridge

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Woolner, Thomas

Entities

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Description

White marble, posthumous. The sitter is turned, facing and looking towards the front. He is bare-headed, with thick long hair and curly side-whiskers. He wears a jacket and waistcoat, with stock tied in a bow.

Legal notes

Given by H. Christy

Measurements and weight

Height: 65.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862-10-26) by Christy, H.

Dating

19th Century, Mid#
Victoria
Production date: AD 1861

Note

Deposited in the Botanical Museum, 1910.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

White marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : White marble

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T. WOOLNER SC./LONDON
  • Location: Left side
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: PROFESSOR. HENSLOW. 1861
  • Location: On the base, along the front
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1862
Primary reference Number: 30921
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1862
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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