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Henry Dundas (1742–1811), 1st Viscount Melville
Henry Dundas (1742–1811), 1st Viscount Melville
Henry Dundas (1742–1811), 1st Viscount Melville
Henry Dundas (1742–1811), 1st Viscount Melville
Henry Dundas (1742–1811), 1st Viscount Melville
Henry Dundas (1742–1811), 1st Viscount Melville
Henry Dundas (1742–1811), 1st Viscount Melville
Henry Dundas (1742–1811), 1st Viscount Melville

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A triumphal column, with the subject standing in the formal robes of a peer. A plaque added in 2020 reads:


Date

1817–1827

Medium

Cullalo sandstone & Nethanfoot or Threepwood sandstone

Measurements

H 420 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E);
Plinth: H 3550 x W 370 x D 370 cm

Accession number

EH2_GB_S019

Work type

Statue

Owner

City of Edinburgh Council

Custodian

City of Edinburgh Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

A (Scotland)

Listing date

13/01/66

Access

at all times

Inscription description

THE MELVILLE / MONUMENT / ERECTED IN 1823 IN MEMORY / OF HENRY DUNDAS (1742-1811) / FIRST VISCOUNT MELVILLE AND / A DOMINANT FIGURE IN POLITICS / FOR OVER FOUR DECADES. BESIDES / BEING TREASURER TO THE NAVY HE / WAS LORD ADVOCATE & KEEPER OF THE / SCOTTISH SIGNET. THE SUBSCRIPTION / FOR THE MONUMENT WAS RAISED BY / MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. / IT WAS DESIGNED BY WILLIAM BURN, / AND THE STATUE IS BY CHANTRY.


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Located at

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

EH2 1BB

Located in the centre of the square.