BLAIRGOWRIE & RATTRAY

In 1934 Carrick was also commissioned to carve two lion heads for the cornices above the first floor windows of the Commercial Bank in Wellmeadow Street, just across from the war memorial, in Blairgowrie.

Thanks to Mark Duffy and Margaret Anton for their help with this information.

The Blairgowrie & Rattray war memorial featuring Carrick's half scale bronze figure of an infantryman, head bowed and arms reversed. Carrick excuted an almost identical figure for the Walkerburn war memorial in the Scottish Borders (see following pages). Carrick did occassionally copy figures provided they were not site specific and that the memorials were sufficiently far from one another to ensure their remaining a distinct part of their communities.

Its interesting that three of the four soldiers executed by Carrick wearing great coats are half scale figures. Had Carrick portrayed these smaller figures in tunics with full pack and equipment there is a risk that they may well have appeared diminutive or even toy like. The great coat not only simplifies the lines of, and also fills out the figure but also, when combined with the pose of head bowed and arms reversed with upturned collar, lend a gravitas and monumentality to these four foot figures.

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