Sir Walter Scott

LL 711


This sculpture was previously attrbuted to Sir Francis Chantrey (1781 - 1842). The inscription 'F CHANTREY SC' is now throught to be specious owing to the lack of any evidence that Chantrey produced either a model or marble figure for this project. Its style and compositional similarity to a figure of James Watt (now in Glasgow's art collection) and a description of what could be this figure in art reviews of 1838 have helped to attribute this sculpture to Scoular. The latter is known to have worked for Chantrey. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish poet and writer. His books were published around the world, with one of his most popular being 'Ivanhoe'.