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William Pitt

Full length marble sculpture of a gentleman wearing calf-length trousers and a tail coat. The pose puts the weight on his left leg with the right one being more relaxed and stepping forward. The statue stands on a cylinder shaped plinth bearing inscription: "GULIELMO PITT/CIVES GLASGUENSES/POSUERUNT/A.D. 1812". It was transferred in 1877 from the Old Town Hall, where it was presented by the citizens of Glasgow in 1812. Signed "John Flaxman R.A./Sculptor".

Credit: From Old Town Hall...

2817.0 x 1010.0 x 870.0 mm
Images and text: CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection, 2023