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Jacob Bell – Founder of the Pharmaceutical Society and its President 1856–1859

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Marble bust of Jacob Bell (1810-1859).
Sculpted by Timothy Butler in 1863.


Thomas Hyde Hills, the then Society Vice–President, presented this bust of Jacob Bell to the Society in 1863.
On accepting the bust, Society council member Alexander Bottle said “Nothing could exceed the faithfulness of the likeness and the purity of the marble.”

The bust was displayed at the annual ‘Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts’ in 1863.