Bust

Sir Joseph Banks - British Library

This bust is a 20th-century replica after Anne Seymour Damer, 1814.

Site: British Library memorials (8 memorials)

NW1, Euston Road, The British Library

All the sculptures are inside the main building.

See Father Jellicoe for the Gilbert Bayes finials, some of which are/were on display in the BL.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Sir Joseph Banks - British Library

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Sir Joseph Banks

From the British Library: "Joseph Banks was a prominent botanist, who served ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Sir Joseph Banks - British Library

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Anne Seymour Damer

Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway) was a sculptor, author, traveller, theatrical...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Sir Joseph Banks - British Library

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Anne Frank - bust

Anne Frank - bust

{On the base of the sculpture:} Anne Frank, 1929 - 1945, Sculptor Doreen Kern...

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Opening of the British Library

Opening of the British Library

This inscription is opposite the entrance, below the Shakespeare statue.

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Sir Hans Sloane - British Library

Sir Hans Sloane - British Library

This bust is a 20th-century replica after Michael Rysbrack, 18th century.

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Sir Robert Cotton

Sir Robert Cotton

This bust is a 20th-century replica after Louis-François Roubiliac, 1757.

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