George Clark Stanton

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Bust of Prof Thomas Laycock by George Clark Stanton, Old College, Edinburgh University
Ramsay Lane (centre) seen from Princes Street
Rebecca by Clark Stanton, Scott Monument, Edinburgh
Figure of Friar Tuck, Scott Monument, Edinburgh

George Clark Stanton RSA (Birmingham 11 June 1832- Edinburgh 8 January 1894) was a 19th-century Scottish sculptor, silversmith and portrait miniaturist. see[1][2]


Stanton was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham and Birmingham School of Art, initially training as a silversmith. In Birmingham he was employed by Elkington & Mason. Some of his work from there is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He allegedly joined Garibaldi's Red Shirts during a trip to Florence, Italy. During this trip he met Clara Camgee, who later became his wife.[3]

In 1855 he moved to Edinburgh, living first at 21 Dublin Street then at 1 Ramsay Lane. He also lived at 24 (now 38) Upper Gray Street.[3]

In 1862 he was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and in 1885 became a full member.

From 1879 he was Curator of the Royal Scottish Academy Life School.

He lived his final years at Ramsay Lane (part of Ramsay Gardens).[4]

His son, John George Stanton, was also an artist.

Known works[edit]


  1. ^ "George Clark Stanton ARSA, RSA - Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ "The Character Statues". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Introduction". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  4. ^ Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1891-2
  5. ^ "The Character Statues". Retrieved 20 January 2017.