Robert Burns (Stevenson)

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Robert Burns
ArtistWilliam Grant Stevenson
Year1908 (USA)
Dimensions370 cm (144 in)
LocationNorth Prospect Ave. and East Knapp St., Milwaukee
Coordinates43°2′48.253″N 87°53′48.691″W / 43.04673694°N 87.89685861°W / 43.04673694; -87.89685861Coordinates: 43°2′48.253″N 87°53′48.691″W / 43.04673694°N 87.89685861°W / 43.04673694; -87.89685861

Robert Burns is a public art statue of the Scottish national poet Robert Burns by the Scottish artist William Grant Stevenson.

The 10 metre (33 ft) bronze figure depicts the popular Scottish poet standing with notebook in hand.[1] The original is in Kilmarnock in Scotland, as the centrepiece of the Burns Monument, Kilmarnock. A copy is located in Burns Commons on the east side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[2][3] This statue on its plinth of pink Nova Scotia granite stands 23 feet (7.0 m) tall. Both copies were cast in Edinburgh.

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  1. ^ Buck, Diane (1995). Outdoor Sculpture in Milwaukee. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society. pp. 6–8. ISBN 978-0-87020-276-6.
  2. ^ "Robert Burns, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog-SIRIS. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  3. ^ In Milwaukee, it is located at the intersection of North Prospect Avenue, East Knapp Street, and North Franklin Place, and owned by the Milwaukee County Parks Department.