£300,000 bronze statue is to be erected in George Street to
James Clerk Maxwell, the
Edinburgh-born scientist who pioneered colour photography and made
discoveries in electromagnetism, paving the way for radio, television and
statue will show Maxwell, seated and wearing typical Victorian gentlemen's
clothing. It is will be located on a plinth in the central
reservation in George Street at the east end of the street, facing west.
The sculptor is to be Alexander Stoddart.
He has created the statues to:
- Robert Louis Stevenson (at
- David Hume (in the Royal Mile near
the top of Bank Street)
Adam Smith (soon
to be installed in Parliament Square)
international campaign to raise founds for the statue is being launched by
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) whose headquarters are on the corner
of George Street and Hanover Street, close to where the statue is to be
situated. James Clerk Maxwell was a Fellow of the RSE.
is hoped that the statue can be unveiled in October 2008.
News: November 1, 2007: p.13