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Katherine Anne Fraser Tytler (1852–1928)

Scottish sculptor, born in Edinburgh, the daughter of a Writer to the Signet, and the great-niece of the historian Patrick Fraser Tytler. She specialised in small studio works, often with narrative or whimsical subjects, such as Dancing Lesson (1883) and In Wonderland (1890?), but also produced portraits, including a plaster bust of General Sir Archibald Alison (1883, Scottish National Portrait Gallery). Her statue of Constance on the Scott Monument is her only recorded public work.

Bibliography: R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 2, p. 509; Mapping Sculpture; H. Smailes, The Concise Catalogue of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 1990, p. 16.

Ray McKenzie 2018