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Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart (1819-1903), Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1849-1903; Master of Pembroke College, 1902: M.2-1899

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Object information

Current Location: Founder's Entrance Hall Upper Landing

Titles

Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart (1819-1903), Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1849-1903; Master of Pembroke College, 1902

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Thornycroft, William Hamo

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Description

Bust. White marble. The sitter is turned to the front, facing and looking slightly right. He is bare-headed, with luxuriant hair and side-whiskers. He wears an academical gown over a double-breasted coat with bow tie and stand up collar.

Legal notes

Given to the University by the Subscribers, and accepted to be placed in the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1899) by Cambridge University Subscribers

Dating

Late 19th Century
Victoria
Production date: AD 1897

Note

This bust was commissioned in 1897 for presentation to the University in acknowledgement of Sir George Gabriel Stokes’ long tenure of the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics. It is a replica of Thornycroft’s bust at Pembroke College, commissioned in the same year to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of Stokes’ connection with Cambridge. He had been admitted to Pembroke College in 1837 and became its Master in 1902.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Bust Height 26 in
Plinth Height 6 in

Materials used in production

White marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : White marble

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: signed and dated

  • Text: HAMO THORNYCROFT RA/Sc1897
  • Location: At right
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: Sir G.G. STOKES
  • Location: On front of base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1899
Primary reference Number: 30955
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1899
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 June 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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