John G. Mossman (1817–1890) was one of a number of English sculptors who dominated the production and teaching of sculpture in Glasgow for 50 years after his arrival with his father and brothers from his native London in 1828. His father William Mossman (1793-1851) was also a sculptor, and a pupil of Sir Francis Chantrey.
Mossman sculpted the now iconic William Shakespeare and Robert Burns statues currently residing in the Citizens Theatre foyer, Glasgow as well as four muses, also in the foyer. His work can also be seen in the statues that adorn the Atheneum off Royal Exchange Square. He apprenticed James Pittendrigh Macgillivray and they worked together for several projects.
He exhibited in the Royal Academy from 1868-1879.
- Bust of James Lumsden (1840)
- Statue of Robert Peel Glasgow (1853)
- Monument to Henry Monteith in the Glasgow Necropolis (1854)
- Bust of William Connal (1856)
- Statue of Rev Patrick Brewster, Paisley Cemetery (1863)
- Bust of Principal Cunninghame (1863)
- Bust of the Duke of Hamilton for the Hamilton Monument at Cadzow (1863)
- Bust of Norman MacLeod (1868)
- Casting of "The Lady of the Lake" figure for the Loch Katrine fountain (1872)
- Bust of Henry Glassford Bell in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (1874)
- Statue of David Livingstone Cathedral Square Glasgow (1875) assisted by James Pittendrigh MacGillivray.
- Statue of Thomas Campbell (poet) in George Square Glasgow (1877) assisted by James Pittendrigh Macgillivray
- Bust of Alexander Thomson (1877) ("Greek" Thomson)
- Bust of "Rosalind" in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery (1879)
- Bust of Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 7th Baronet (1880)
- Statue of Provost Lumsden (1881)
- Statue of Norman MacLeod (1881)
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