Circa 1870 and later, white marble portrait bust of a Victorian gentleman, in the classical Greek or Roman style by renowned Scottish sculptor, John Steell, RSA (name to back). The circular base on a large, reconstituted stone plinth, with moulding and reeding. The classically inspired bust has some weather wear.
Sir John Robert Steell has several well-known public sculptures in Edinburgh, including a statue of Sir Walter Scott underneath the Scott Monument and The Duke of Wellington statue on Princes Street. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy and received a knighthood in 1876. His sculptures of famous figures and contemporaries can also be found internationally, from Central Park, New York City USA to Westminster Abbey, London.
138 cm high x 68 cm square (bust) x 37 cm square (plinth)