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About this resource

This resource allows you to explore William Lamb's self-portrait using 3D (three-dimensional) technology to view it from all angles, focus on details, and see the surface marks made by the artist's tools (and fingers!). You can also see aspects of the sculpture that you may not see if you visited it in a gallery – such as the top of the artist's head, underneath the sculpture and inside it.

About the sculpture

This self-portrait bust by Scottish artist William Lamb (1893–1951) is in the collection of The William Lamb Studio in Montrose, Angus where Lamb lived and worked.

Lamb was a sculptor, printmaker and watercolourist who was born in Montrose. While working as an apprentice stone mason he studied art at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen. Despite being injured as a soldier in the First World War and losing the use of his hand, he went on to study at Edinburgh School of Art and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He returned to Montrose in 1924 and established his studio.

He gained recognition for his portraits of the royal family modelled in the 1930s, but it is for his expressionistic sculptures of fishermen that he is best known.

Sculptures by William Lamb

(See more sculptures on the artist's page)

Explore more 3D treatments of William Lamb sculptures

HRH The Princess Elizabeth (1933)
Portrait of Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) (1927)
Minesweeper (1944)
The Whisper (unfinished) (1951)


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