Burns Monument, Dumfries

Burns Monument

Amelia Robertson Hill (née Paton), 1820-1904


Carrara marble, and stone

Church Place, Dumfries, Scotland

Amelia Hill's sculpture of Robert Burns in Dumfries, where the poet lived from 1791 until his death in 1796, is one of her finest and best-loved works. It was executed from her model by Italian craftsmen, and unveiled by the Earl of Rosebery in 1882 (see "Unveiling of Burns Statue"). Burns is sitting on a tree-stump with his dog and hat at his feet, looking vividly alert and alive. — Jacqueline Banerjee

Image from The New York Public Gallery's digital gallery, ID 1161154; a reference to The Caledonian, p.156, is written beneath it.