William Cheselden's bust

This marble bust of William Cheselden can be seen, among others, in the Central Hall of St Thomas' Hospital in London. On the black marble column of the pedestal, we can read the following inscription: "Cheselden / B. 1688. D. 1752. / To / The New / Hospital / The Old Students / Gift / 1871".

"On 3 June 1871, Dr Leonard W. Sedgwick, wrote to the Governors of St Thomas', offering, on behalf of 'old Students of the Medical School of this Hospital', marble busts of William Cheselden and Sir Richard Mead, both by Henry Weekes RA. The offer was formally accepted by the Grand Committee at its meeting of 6 June 1871"1.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (August 2011)

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