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Detailed view of Allan Ramsay Statue

SC 466182

Description Detailed view of Allan Ramsay Statue

Catalogue Number SC 466182

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 44667

Scope and Content Allan Ramsay Monument, West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh West Princes Street Gardens, on the west side of the Mound, were formed by the draining of the Nor' Loch in the 1760s. They were designed and landscaped by James Skene in 1816 as private gardens for the residents of Princes Street. The figure of Allan Ramsay at the north east corner of the gardens was carved in marble by Sir John Steell in 1865. The pedestal, by David Bryce, has medallion portraits of members of Allan Ramsay's family and descendants. The poet, Allan Ramsay (1686-1758), founded the first circulating library in Britain. His best known work, 'The Gentle Shepherd', was an instant success. He built an octagonal home, the 'Goose-pie', in Ramsay Gardens at the top of the Royal Mile. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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