John Flaxman

Robert Burns (detail)

John Flaxman

c.1828 (commissioned in 1824)

White marble

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Edinburgh

Other Views

  • Entire statue (1)
  • Entire statue (2)
  • Detail (ploughshare, tam-o'shanter and thistle)
  • Pedestal and bas-relief
  • Based on the famous portrait by Alexander Naismyth, the statue was completed after Flaxman's death in 1826 by the sculptor's pupil and brother-in-law, Thomas Denman (see "Robert Burns"). [continued below]

    Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee

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