Plinth by David Bryce

Plinth of Allan Ramsay's Statue

David Bryce

1862

Sandstone

Princes Street Gardens West, Edinburgh

[Entire sculpture]

Not all commissions were large, and the bread and butter work of any architect's office would often include smaller projects, such as a number of monument bases around Edinburgh. This one in Princes Street gardens is more complex than the usual marble plinth, featuring small turrets and cannon downspouts, and remembers the poet Allan Ramsay.

Photograph and caption from "David Bryce: An Introduction" by kind permission of Alastair Disley, whose copyright they remain.