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Edinburgh, East Princes Street Gardens, Adam Black Monument

Statue (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, East Princes Street Gardens, Adam Black Monument

Classification Statue (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 116670

Site Number NT27SE 1280

NGR NT 25512 73883

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/116670

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

NT27SE 1280 25512 73883

Architect: T Hutchison, 1877.

Activities

Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (15 June 2000)

Standing figure of Adam Black in a fur-trimmed cloak (official robe of Lord Provost of the City), left hand on hip, scroll in right hand held to his chest; on a stone pedestal carved by Robert Thomson.

Adam Black, born Edinburgh 1784. Politician and publisher. Twice Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1843-1848. Died 1874.

Inscriptions : On north side of pedestal:

ADAM BLACK / LORD PROVOST / AND / MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT / FOR THE CITY OF EDINBURGH / BORN 1784 DIED 1874

Signatures : On east side of statue plinth:

J. HUTCHISON R.S.A. SCULP - EDINBURGH 1877

Design period : 1876-1877

Year of unveiling : 1877

Unveiling details : 3 November 1877

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0171)

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