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Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Robert Burns (1759–1796)

Photo credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

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Robert Burns is shown in tail coat, knee breeches and a broad Kilmarnock bonnet, leaning languidly against a plough and holding a pencil and notebook in a contemplative mood. A bas-relief of Tam being pursued by witches adorns the pedestal. Copies of the Pomeroy statue were unveiled in the domains of Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand in January 1905 and November 1921 respectively, set on colossal pedestals without the bronze bas-relief.

Date

1896

Medium

bronze & red Kemnay granite

Measurements

H 300 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 400 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

PA3_GB_S016

Acquisition method

funded by the proceeds of concerts by the Tannahill Choir

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Listing status

B (Scotland)

Unveiling date

26th September 1896

Listing date

26/02/71

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Inscription description

plaque: THIS STATUE / UNVEILED ON 26TH SEPTEMBER 1896 / BY THE RIGHT HONERABLE THE / EARL OF ROSEBERY K∙T WAS / ERECTED FROM THE PROCEEDS / OF CONCERTS GIVEN ON THE / BRAES OF GLENIFFER BY THE / TANNAHILL CHOIR 1884 TO 1895 / JAMES ROY-FRAZER CONDUCTOR / F W POMEROY / SCULPTOR


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Located at

Love Street, Paisley

PA3 2DZ

Set within Fountain Gardens, near the centre adjacent to the fountain, bounded by Love Street, Blythswood Drive, Caledonia Street and Glen Street.