Industry and Commerce, Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on  a fascinating set of public sculptures which can be found in the urban landscape of Glasgow’s West End, on the Kelvin Way Bridge, near Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. (Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city.)

The history of this set of bronze sculptures is as follows:

  • Product of a competition in 1914 the winner of which was Australian, Paul Raphael Montford.
  • Due to World War 1 and other delays the castings were not completed and positioned until 1926.
  • The sculptures represent the following themes:

Industry and Commerce

Philosophy and Inspiration

Peace and War

Navigation and Shipbuilding

Navigation and Shipbuilding, Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow

Industry and Commerce, Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow

Peace and War, Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow

Peace and War, Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow

Philosophy and Inspiration, Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow

Philosophy and Inspiration, Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow

Industry and Commerce, Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow

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