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A bust of Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney wearing robes with an insignia badge suspended from a neck ribbon. It is set on a square green marble pedestal.

The Royal Society



Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney (1843–1920)


exhibited 1903


bronze & marble


H 71.1 x W 69.2 x D 40 cm;
Plinth: H 16.5 x W 30.1 x D 28 cm

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Acquisition method

donated by the sitter's daughter, Mrs A. S. Ransome, 1953

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