Found on the west facade of the Scott monument.
Julia Mannering (from the novel 'Guy Mannering', 1815) is shown
gazing wistfully into the distance, dressed in a flowing gown which
is wrapped tightly around her, with her hands clasped in front.
The daughter of Colonel Guy Mannering, Julia is pretty and accomplished,
and is loved by Vanbeest Brown, a young man who has fallen foul
of her father due to a misunderstanding.
Julia, one of the colonel's friends tells him, "has a quick
and lively imagination, and keen feelings, which are apt to exaggerate
both the good and evil they find in life. She is a charming girl,
however, as generous and spirited as she is lovely."
Strains in her relationship with her father, exacerbated by his
having wounded Brown in a duel, are eased when Brown is revealed
as Harry Bertram, long lost heir of the estate of Ellangowan, and
he and Julia are married.
About the Sculptor
George Webster (1864 to 1907)
George Webster was born in Edinburgh. He was a painter and sculptor
of busts and portrait medallions, often in marble.
He was a prolific worker and his exhibits include ‘Queen
Victoria’ (1903), ‘Charles Dickens’ (1871), ‘William
McTaggart’ (1874), all at the Royal Scottish Academy.
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