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Hirst Bronze Bust, by S.H. Paulon, 1936

Inventory Number: 14884

14884-1t 14884-2t

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.

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