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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

George MacCallum (fl. 1840–1868)

Edinburgh-born sculptor, the son of a joiner. Little is known of his life, and his recorded works are few. These include five busts, in both marble and plaster, of the architect David Bryce, various plaster decorations in the interior of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the monument to the 78th Highlanders (1862) on the Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh.

Bibliography: W.T. Johnston, Dictionary of Scottish Artists (c.2000), Scottish National Library, ref CD-ROM.585; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 2, pp. 20, 32–33, 41, 517.

Ray McKenzie 2018