Robert Burns (1759-96)
George Edwin Ewing (1828-1884), assisted by Francis Leslie (1833-94)
Reliefs by James Alexander Ewing (1843-1900)
1876-7 for the statue, unveiled 1877; 1885-7 for the reliefs
Bronze, on a granite pedestal, with bronze reliefs depicting scenes from Burns's poems
James Ewing went on to establish his own practice in Glasgow, with John Tweed as his assistant, while George Ewing himself went out to America in about 1882, perhaps resentful of the dispute over awarding him this commission (see McKenzie 142), or perhaps for health reasons (Nisbet).
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009.
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