George, 5th Duke of Gordon Statue

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Designed by Thomas Campbell (1790-1858) of Edinburgh, this work was the first large public statue in Aberdeen and the first statue in Britain to be carved in granite. Monumental sculptors Macdonald and Leslie used their specialised tools and expertise to copy Campbell’s model and skilfully make the statue from one block. 

Originally placed in the Castlegate, it was set in Golden Square in 1952.

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