Allan Ramsay

Allan Ramsay

Sir John Steell

1862

Carrera marble, with s sandstone plinth by David Bryce

Princes Street Gardens West, Edinburgh

  • Entire sculpture
  • Bryce's plinth
  • Caught in mid-stride and apparently in mid-thought, the Edinburgh poet and publisher Allan Ramsay (1686-1758) holds a book in one hand and a pencil in the other. Steel seems to have offered us an idealised version of his subject, who in real life was short, and later on fat (see Pittock). (continued below).

    Photograph and caption by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009.

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