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Alexander Smith

Period:
19th Century
Description:

According to the minutes of Kilmarnock's Public Library Committee, 15th Feb. 1949, this marble bust of Victorian poet Alexander Smith was purchased by the Museum Sub-Committee for £5!

 

The Sculptor William Brodie's most famous work is Greyfriar's Bobby in Edinburgh. He was born in Banff and was apprenticed as a plumber in Aberdeen. Fortunately however, he was later given the opportunity to study sculpture in Edinburgh and then in Rome. He went on to specialise in monuments and portrait busts.

Materials/Media:
marble
Dimensions:
height 750mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAFA242n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council