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Statue of Joseph Priestley with small burning glass in hand

  • 25.25 in. H x 8.75 in. W x 8 in. D
    Painted plaster
  • On display in Making Modernity
  • Gift of Chemists' Club
  • Chemists' Club Collection
  • FA.01.01.29
  • No known copyright restrictions


A statue that is a reproduction modeled after the original, which was sculpted by Francis John Williamson in 1874. The original statue, in Birmingham, U.K., was erected to mark the 100th anniversary of Priestley's discovery of dephlogisticated air (oxygen).

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