-the nineteenth century
-public sculpture

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A large proportion of the churches, and many public and commercial buildings, were adorned with sculptures and other embellishments. Some of the finest of these were produced by the prolific Mossman studio, with John G. Mossman (1817-90) (see picture) responsible for a remarkable number of the city`s most outstanding sculptures, including figures on the City Chambers, Glasgow High School and The Athenaeum.

Other sculptors who made important contributions to buildings or who created significant individual sculptures include William Birnie Rhind, Baron Carlo Marochetti and Francis Derwent Wood.

This article is based on the guidebook "The Glasgow Guide".

This statue by John G. Mossman is of the Lady of the Lake (after Walter Scott`s poem). It stands atop the Stewart Memorial Fountain in Kelvingrove Park.
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