We don't often get the chance to admire the Stereo Pairs Collection so it is great to be able to do so! This noble statue of a man on a plinth complete with a globe in a very fine setting should provoke some interest? Who was it? Where was it and does it still stand?
Compliments of sharon.corbet
we learn that this is William Parsons,
3rd Earl of Rosse KP PRS HFRSE (17 June 1800 – 31 October 1867) was an Anglo-Irish astronomer who had several telescopes built. His 72-inch telescope, built in 1845 and colloquially known as the "Leviathan of Parsonstown", was the world's largest telescope, in terms of aperture size, until the early 20th century. From 1807 until 1841, he was styled as Lord Oxmantown and from 1841 as Baron Oxmantown.
provides details of the Sculptor John Henry Foley, we have come across his work many times before, please see the comments below.
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. After 1870
NLI Ref: STP_2276
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons