UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, THE CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING

King Robert the Bruce  (below right) and Sir William Wallace (below left).  Despite the controversy that surrounded the Edinburgh Castle commission Carrick's original designs for Wallace and Bruce were actually realised in the form of small bronze statuettes , cast from his original models, for a commission from the University of Pittsburgh for the Scottish Classroom in the University's newly built 'Cathedral of Learning' in 1938.  The figures stand on the mantlepiece flanking a reproduction of Raeburn's portrait of Robert Burns.

Photographs supplied and reproduced by kind permission of the University of Pittsburgh, Nationality Rooms Program.  Copyright University of Pittsburgh.

 

Alex Carrick was said to have a fine deep voice and loved to sing Burns' songs when in the company of friends.

 

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