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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

James Hill (fl. 1756–1770)

Little is known of James Hill except that he was recorded in 1763 as being a ‘statuary in the Strand’, London, and that he exhibited bas reliefs of classical subjects and wax models at the Society of Artists. His statue of King George II, 1759, formerly in front of the Old Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, is now in the National Galleries of Scotland store, Granton.

Bibliography: R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, pp. xxii, 426–29; I. Roscoe et al, A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain 1660–1851, New Haven and London, 2009.

Ray McKenzie 2018