Hirst Bronze Bust, by S.H. Paulon, 1936
Inventory Number: 14884
Date: Dated 1936
Maker Details: Signed by S.H. Paulon.
Inscription: "S. H. Paulon / 1936" written into shoulder of bust.
Size: 670 mm in height
Materials: Bronze, marble.
Bronze Bust of Hugo Hirst, 1936, on green marble socle, by S.H. Paulon.
Hugo Hirst (1863-1943), later Lord Hirst, was an electrical engineer who co-founded the General Electric Apparatus Company (GEC) with Gustav Byng in 1886. In 1900, the company became a public limited company, the General Electric Company Ltd (GEC), and Hirst became the Managing Director. In 1910, he became Chairman of GEC, a position he retained until his death of heart failure in 1943.