William Burnie Rhind, RSA, 1873-1933
Height: 13 3/4 inches (35 cm)
Exhibited: The Fine Art Society, Spring 1988 (132)
This is a model of one of the eight allegorical figures carved in sandstone for the roof of Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow. The winning designs were chosen by open competition. For an account of the competition see Beattie, p. 94.
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