Robert Burns Statue in Dumfries by Amelia Paton Hill



This statue of Robert Burns stands in the centre of Dumfries and was commissioned by the town council of Dumfries in 1877. The model was created by sculptor Amelia Paton Hill, wife of the artist David Octavius Hill, and carved by Italian craftsmen in Carrara. It was unveiled in 1882. The figure of Robert Burns is portrayed in a seated position with a faithful dog at his feet. It was created in Carrara marble, with a sandstone plinth.
Engraved by W. Roffe for ‘The National Burns’ by Rev. George Gilfillan, 1879. Published by William Mackenzie c1879. Printed on toned paper, size approx. 190 x 245 mm.

Steel engraving
Image size 70 x 164 mm