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Robert Burns statue - Milwaukee, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 43° 02.800 W 087° 53.807
16T E 426960 N 4766387
Quick Description: Robert Burns stands holding a quill-pen in his proper right hand and a notebook at his side in his proper left hand. He wears a frock coat, vest and knee-britches.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2011 1:08:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMD19Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
Continued from the Smithsonian database:
"The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular, tiered base. There are two bas-reliefs, one on either side of the base. One relief depicts adults and children sitting and standing around a kitchen table, welcoming a man who is walking through the door. A kettle is on the hearth and a dog is under the table. The second relief is of a farmer ploughing with two horses.

Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. 12 ft. x 42 in. x 42 in.; Base: approx. 11 x 10 x 10 ft.
Inscription: (On lower left side of base:) W.E. STEVENSON (sic)/R.S.A. Sc/EDIN (On front of base, incised letters:) ROBERT BURNS (On back of base, incised letters:) "THE GIFT OF/JAMES ANDERSON/BRYDEN/A NATIVE OF SCOTLAND/TO THE/CITY OF HIS ADOPTION/1909" (On one side of base, below relief plaque, incised letters:) "FROM SCENES LIKE/THESE OLD SCOTIA'S/GRANDEUR SPRINGS". (On other side of base, below relief plaque incised letters:) THE POETIC GENIUS/OF MY COUNTRY FOUND/ME AT THE PLOUGH AND/THREW HER INSPIRING/MANTLE OVER ME signed

The sculpture was a gift of James Anderson Bryden, who came from Scotland as a child and prospered as a grain commission merchant. The sculpture is a copy of one installed in Kilmarnock, Scotland. W. Grant Stevensen referred to an oil portrait by Alexander Nasmyth for guidance on modeling Burns' face. The sculpture was cast in Edinburgh. The bas-reliefs were designed by Julius E. Heimerl and created by Stevensen. The east side relief shows a scene from Burns' poem "The Cotter's Saturday Night."

Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and a lyricist.

Found this while driving up the lakeshore looking for another sculpture. It piqued my interest since there is another Robert Burns statue that I previously waymarked in Chicago's Garfield Park.
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