Ref NoGSL/POR/28
TitleBust of William Smith
Date[1848-1871]
LevelItem
Extent1 item
FormatPortrait
DescriptionPlaster portrait bust of William Smith, [1848-1871], after marble original by Matthew Noble, 1850, based on the 1837 portrait of Smith by Hugues Fourau. 65 cm high.
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Administrative HistoryThe original marble bust was made in 1848 for William Smith's memorial in St Peter’s Church, Northampton, a copy was made in 1850 by Noble to commemorate the opening of the Museum of Practical Geology.
ProvenanceReceived from Samuel Sharp, FGS, of Darlington Hall, Northampton, who also sent a photograph of the interior of St Peter's Church, November 1871. See CM, 22 November 1871.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
LanguageEnglish
ArchNoteDescription by John Thackray
CreatorNameNOBLE | Matthew | [c.1817]-1876 | sculptor
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/22SMITH; William (1769-1839); civil engineer and geologist1769-1839
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