John Rhind (sculptor)

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Medallion head of John Rhind and his wife on his grave in Warriston Cemetery Edinburgh
Golden statue of Fame on top of the main dome, Bank of Scotland Head Office, Edinburgh by John Rhind
John Rhind's signature

John Rhind ARSA (1828 – 1892) was a Scottish sculptor, based in Edinburgh. He was born in Banff the son of a master mason. He was trained under Alexander Handyside Ritchie[1] (1804-1870). He was master of the masonic lodge on Hill Street in Edinburgh from 1864 to 1868.[2]

He died on 5 April 1892 a few days after being elected an Associate of the RSA, and is buried in Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh with a monument by his son John Massey Rhind.

He was the father of the sculptors William Birnie Rhind and J. Massey Rhind, and of the architect Sir Thomas Duncan Rhind.


The carving at Paisley Close Edinburgh



  1. ^ Nisbet, Gary; Gardner, Tim. "John Rhind (1828-92)". Glasgow - City of Sculpture. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  2. ^ List of Masters of the Lodge, Hill Street Masonic Lodge