A characterful, small Parian bust of the Irish engineer, William Dargan (1799-1867) dressed in a Roman-style toga.
William Dargan was known as 'the Father of Irish Railways’ and was one of the most important engineers of 19th Century Ireland. He was also a member of the Royal Dublin Society and helped to establish the National Gallery of Ireland.
On a circular socle, signed J.E. Jones. The bust is a copy of a marble version by John Edward Jones who was also an Irish Engineer and a Sculptor who died in 1862.