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RDS_treasures_439_Richter_Elisabeth Empress of Austria.jpg
Princess Elisabeth (1837-1898), empress consort (1854-1898) of Franz Joseph, emperor of Austria (1848–1916) and king of Hungary (1867–1916), The subject depicted facing right, stationary, in side-saddle on Domino, an Irish hunter, wearing a dark…
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RDS_treasures_182_Rothwell_Mary Ann Hutton.jpg
Dr Mary Ann Hutton (1862-1953) was a Gaelic scholar and the first woman elected to the Royal Dublin Society Council in 1929. The subject depicted bust length, in three-quarter profile, directed right, her fair hair in a hair bun, wearing a white…
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1939 Dublin Horse Show Poster Design by Olive Whitmore
Poster design for the 1939 Dublin Horse Show, depicting two chestnut hunters and riders in red hunting coats, directed right, jumping from a high bank, against a background of an obscure skyscape, inscribed 'Dublin Horse Show. August 8, 9, 10, 11 and…
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Portrait of William Evelyn Wylie as Master of the Ward Union Hounds
Judge William Evelyn Wylie as Master of the Ward Union Hounds, 1938-41. The subject depicted three-quarter length, directed left, his face in three-quarter profile, wearing a red hunt coat, white cravat and black velvet riding helmet, a hunting horn…
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RDS_treasures_167_Whelan_Edward Bohane.jpg
Edward Bohane, Chief Executive of the RDS, 1921-1936. The subject depicted half length, directed right, his face in three-quarter profile, seated on a red-cushsioned chair, next to a table on which is are three closed books, wearing a dark suit and…
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RDS_treasures_184_Raeburn_Charles Giesecke.jpg
Charles Giesecke, Professor of Mineralogy to the Dublin Society. The subject depicted bust length, directed right, his face in three-quarter profile, wearing a brown, tall-collard coat and a white cravat, against a dark background.
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RDS_treasures_174_Hamilton_Richard Kirwan.jpg
Richard Kirwan, Irish geologist and chemist. The subject depicted full length, frontal profile, seated next to a desk in a dark interior, holding a journal in his right hand, wearing a dark coat and breeches, a black top hat and brown cloak. in the…
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RDS_treasures_178_Jones_George Stoney.jpg
George Johnstone Stoney, Irish Physicist, the subject depicted full length, directed forward, his 'cathedral'-style bearded face in frontal profile, seated at a table in an interior, wearing a dark suit and blue-trimmed academic robes, a watchchain…
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RDS_treasures_0449.024_Leitz_Microscope.jpg
"E. Leitz, Wetzlar No.21412 (large Stand 1A). B 133x103; H 293; C 340x180x175. 29-10-1891. D. Brass; U-shaped base; circular mechanical stage; double nosepiece; mahogany fitted case; H.H. Dixon’s. Spring loaded cylinder housing on triangular pillar…
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RDS_treasures_0410.001_Parker_Burning glass.jpg
"Unsigned - attributed to William or Samuel Parker. PyH 1110; HsDs 450 & 250. 1784-1803 (bought 1812). F. Kirwan’s; double; mahogany tripod foot, turned pillar and lens housings; latter on semi-circular iron bracket. The large and small lens…
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RDS_treasures_447_Alment_Telescope.jpg
Although there are many variations between telescopes, they can be divided into two distinct categories − refracting and reflecting. Refracting telescopes use glass lenses to focus the incoming image. Reflecting telescopes use mirrors as the main…
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RDS_treasures_175_Cregan_Isaac Weld.png
Isaac Weld, topographer, explorer and artist. The subject depicted three-quarter length, directed forward, face in frontal profile, standing, holding a document in right hand, wearing a black morning coat, indistinctly signed and dated l.l. Cregan.
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RDS_treasures_268_Kirk_Gregor von Feinaigle.jpg
Gregory von Feinaigle, self-styled Professor of Mnemonics and founder of the Feinaiglian Institute at Aldborough House in Dublin city. The subject modelled wearing classical robes & collared shirt, his gaze directed slightly downwards and to the…
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RDS_treasures_97_Maker unknown_1888 Charter.jpg
The Charter of Queen Victoria, Merging The Royal Agricultural Society of Ireland with The Royal Dublin Society, an original counterpart copy, 1888.
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RDS_treasures_198_Drury_Causeway east.jpg
A view of the basalt columns caused by a volcanic eruption, known as the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, Ireland. To the left, the interlocking columns descend from a cliff to the water. In the centre is a block of high columns and to the right,…
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Portrait of Arthur Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, by Sir William Orpen
Portrait of Arthur Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, the subject mustachioed with soul patch beard, depicted half length in three-quarter left profile, wearing black tie, against a black background. Signed l.r. Orpen.
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RDS_treasures_29_Cuming_Mr Bowden.jpg
Portrait of a gentleman named Mr. Bowden, the subject modelled facing to the front with his head in right profile, his face lightly resting in his left hand, wearing a white waistcoat and red banyan, against a dark background.
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RDS_treasures_322_Kirk_George lV.jpg
A statue of King George IV, the subject modelled wearing the robes of a Knight of the Order of St. Patrick, standing beside a column with books, signed and dated T Kirk fecit RHA 1824 Dublin. Thomas Kirk was commissioned by the linen merchants of…
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RDS_treasures_572_Clarke_Stained glass panel.jpg
A stained glass window depicting Minerva, the emblem of the Royal Dublin Society since the mid-1740s. The subject modelled seated, facing to the front with her head in right profile, wearing a helmet and purple, pink, orange and bronze-coloured…
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RDS_treasures_437_West & Son_RDS Mace.jpg
In Charles II style, the large openwork crown finial engraved and chased with the Royal Arms, the sides engraved with various coats-of-arms and symbols including that of the Royal Dublin Society, further engraved with trailing foliage and with an…
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RDS_treasures_C64_Terrey_1845 Pembroke challenge cup.jpg
The campana shaped body on a stem cast as three horses sheltering under a tree with a rockwork base, the sides robustly chased with flowers and foliage on a matted ground and with two leaf-cap scroll handles, engraved on one side with a coat-of-arms…
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RDS_treasures_C56_Weir & Sons_Aga Khan Nations cup.jpg
The ovoid body on a square base, chased with scrolls, the lower body chased with leaves, the rim and conforming cover each chased with flowers and scrolls and with two reeded scrolling handles, engraved on one side with the inscription 'Royal Dublin…
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RDS_treasures_C145_Hunt & Roskell_1866 Pembroke challenge cup.jpg
The tapering cylindrical body on a spreading base, the base chased with stiff leaves on a reeded ground and with a beaded border, and with a knopped flower and foliage stem, the body finely chased on one side with a scene of knights going into…
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RDS_treasures_261_Van Nost_Samuel Madden.jpg
Bust of the Reverend Samuel Madden D.D., one of the leading founders of the Dublin Society. The subject modelled with head inclined slightly to the right, wearing long wig, wearing clerical robes, bands and waistcoat, inscribed "Van Nost Ft." and the…
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RDS_treasures_259_Van Nost_Thomas Prior.jpg
Portrait bust of Thomas Prior, leading founder and first Secretary of the Dublin Society. The subject modelled wearing classical robes, head inclined slightly to the right, inscribed J I van Nost Ft 1760 and the socle inscribed Thomas Prior.
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RDS_treasures_C38_Law & Son_Croker cup.jpg
The Croker Challenge Cup. First awarded at the Dublin Horse Show in 1888 for best Weight-carrying Thoroughbred Stallion. Inscribed "Presented by Edward Croker on his retirement from the Secretaryship for the best thoroughbred stallion"
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RDS_treasures_C29_ Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co_Silcock challenge cup.jpg
A gold trophy cup. The part ovoid body supported on a trumpet shaped base with four hoof feet, engraved with foliage and scrolls and applied with shamrocks, the stem applied with six grotesque mask buttresses, the detachable cover with a cow form…
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RDS_treasures_C3_Elkington_Phoenix challenge cup.jpg
A silver-gilt electroplate trophy cup. The tapering cylindrical on a spreading foot, the foot and lower body each chased with foliage, the rim chased with thistles, shamrocks and roses all on a textured ground with two angular scroll handles, each…
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The Queen Victoria Challenge Cup, by West & Son (Dublin, Ireland)
A silver trophy presented to the Royal Dublin Society by Queen Victoria on the occasion of Her visit to Ireland in 1900. The pear shaped body on a robust stem with central knop, the base applied with two female figures seated, one with an owl on her…
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RDS_treasures_271_Cunningham_William Maple.jpg
William Maple, 1661/71?–1762, chemist, was one of the founding members of the Dublin Society. The subject modelled wearing a coat, classical robes and a chaperon, his head turned slightly towards the left, signed and dated P Cunningham AD 1763, and…
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RDS_horseshow_postcard_1951.jpg
Postcard advertising the Irish Sweepstakes c. 1951. Colour photograph. Divided into 4, showing: Irish Sweeps Chief Mr J. McGrath wins 1951 Epsom Derby with Arctic Prince. Mrs. McGrath leads in the winner (top left); Parade of the Jumping Competition…
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RDS_proc_75_1838_1839_misc.pdf
Evening scientific meeting.
Brief report of the general state of the Royal Dublin Society's Botanic Garden, and collections therein, in December, 1838.
Return of books and maps to the library.
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