Title: Portrait bust of William Smith (1769-1839)

Creator: Matthew Noble (c.1817-1876)

Description: Plaster portrait bust of William Smith, after marble original by Matthew Noble, based on the 1837 portrait of Smith by Hugues Fourau.

The 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.

This plaster copy was presented to the Society by Samuel Sharp in 1871.

Date: [1848-1871]

Format: Plaster

Archive reference: GSL/POR/28

Image reference: 01-33

Recommended print size: Up to 10 x 8 inches (25 x 14cm)

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