Robert Forrest

1790 - 1852

Sculptor. Born in Carluke (South Lanarkshire). Forrest began as a stone mason. He worked in Orchard, near Lanark. His work includes a statue of William Wallace (1274 - 1305) in Lanark, the figure of John Knox (c.1513-72) atop his monument in Glasgow Necropolis and the statue of Henry Dundas, the Viscount Melville (1742 - 1811), which tops the Melville Monument in Edinburgh's St. Andrew's Square.

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