Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800–1894)
Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800–1894)
Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800–1894)
Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800–1894)

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Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800–1894)


mid-19th C–late 19th C


marble & black granite


H 80 x W 51 x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 139 x W 46 x D 46 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mrs B. Hodgson, 1913

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Inscription description

bust, verso: BRIAN HOUGHTON HODGSON ESQ. THOMAS THORNYCROFT SC.; plinth, in gilt lettering: BRIAN HOUGHTON HODGSON. / 1800–1894. / Donor of a large collection of specimens / and drawings of Indian Mammals and Birds. / This bust, executed in 1844 by Thornycroft, / was bequeathed to the Trustees of the / British Museum by Mrs. Brian Hodgson in 1913.


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