Glasgow - City of Sculpture
By Gary Nisbet
Robert Jackson
(fl. 1840-78)

One of a host of sculptors and carvers employed on the Houses of Parliament, London (1835-60), he was chief assistant to the project's supervising sculptor, John Thomas, and worked there beside Glasgow's Walter Buchan and John Crawford .

From 1860-63, he worked in Rome but returned to execute fountains for London's St. James' and Regent Parks, and the monument to Lieutenant Robert Burn Anderson, Glasgow Cathedral (1860-3).

He also produced numerous portrait busts, many of which he exhibited at the RA , 1851-78, including Henry Irving (1874).


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