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. He was trained both by his father and under Carlo Marochetti in London.
Together with his brother George Mossman they ran the successful firm of J & G Mossman which dominated Glasgow sculpture in the mid 19th century.
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)
- Completion of James Fillans' monument, "Grief", to James Fillans Snr, following his sudden death (1854)
- Monument to Henry Monteith in the Glasgow Necropolis (1854)
- Bust of William Connal (1856)
- Statue of Rev Patrick Brewster, Woodside Cemetery, Paisley (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 Alexander Wilson, weaver-poet, Abbey Close, [Paisley]]
- 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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