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Sir Alexander Stone bronze memorial at John McKenna studio bronze foundry workshop

The Sir Alexander Stone memorial

This sculpture was commissioned through a limited competition by the Hutchesons' Grammar school, in Glasgow for the centre piece of a memorial courtyard garden at the school. The finance for the memorial to the late Sir Alexander, who was a former pupil of the school was generously donated by Lady Bette Stone, widow of Sir Alex.

John McKenna was shortlisted for the commission and after careful consideration his design was selected for the memorial. Sir Alexander has a memorial library at Glasgow University which contains his collection of antiquarian books, a source of reference for John's book plinth upon which the portrait bust rests. Unusual bookbindings and titles of the antiquarian collection were portrayed in McKenna's bronze book stack plinth.

Right picture shows the Sir Alexander Stone bronze memorial casting in John McKenna's workshops prior to waxing. Scroll below navigation bar for mor pictures and information.

The Sir Alexander Stone Memorial

1907-1998

This unique sculpture was commissioned by Lady Bette Stone to commemorate the life of her beloved husband Sir Alexander. From humble beginnings in Russia he went on to achieve great success as a lawyer, banker, businessman through strength of personality and determination of purpose.

Sir Alexander Stone’s long and successful life encompassed most of last century. He is remembered for his fortitude and determination in difficult times, his sense of adventure, his patronage of the Arts and his generous philanthropy through the Alexander Stone Foundation.

He was a pupil at the Hutchesons’ Boys Grammar School from 1912-1923

Sir Alexander Stone bronze memorial at John McKenna studio bronze foundry casting Hutchesons' Grammar school
Sir Alexander Stone bronze memorial at John McKenna studio bronze foundry casting Hutchesons' Grammar school Lady Bette Stone banker solicitor lawyer
Sir Alexander Stone bronze memorial at John McKenna studio bronze foundry casting Hutchesons' Grammar school water feature
Sir Alexander Stone bronze memorial at John McKenna studio bronze foundry casting Hutchesons' Grammar school antiquarian bookbindigs glasgow university library

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