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Hugh Miller

Description

Marble statue of Hugh Miller, geologist and writer, examining a fossil fish similar to those he discovered in the Old Red Sandstone near his home in Cromarty in Easter Ross, by Amelia Paton, Edinburgh, 1869

Museum reference

A.1887.735

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Statue

Production information

Hill, Amelia Robertson, 1820 - 1904, Sculptor
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

1869

Materials

Marble

Physical description

White marble; pedestal of bluish-grey mottled marble

Associations

Depicted: Miller, Hugh, 1802 - 1856
Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Gostwick, Martin, The Legend of Hugh Miller, 1993

Miller, Hugh, My School and School masters, 1852

Miller, Hugh, Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland, or the traditional history of Cromarty, 1835

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 5 »
Art And Design »
Traditions In Sculpture »
Portraying The Individual

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