The Royal Asiatic Society has a small collection of busts, depicting significant figures in the history of the Society and of Oriental studies in Great Britain and Ireland. Notable figures in our collection include the Sanskritist Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765-1837), who founded the RAS; Sinologist Thomas Manning (1772-1840); and Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894), naturalist and antiquarian.