Marshall, William Calder


Marshall, William Calder


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Marshall, William Calder, (1813-1894), Scottish Sculptor

Date Submitted

December 30, 2016

Birth Date

March 18, 1813


Gilmour Place, Edinburgh

Death Date

June 16, 1894



Biographical summary

William Calder Marshall was born at Gilmour Place, Edinburgh, on March 18, 1813, and was the eldest son of William Marshall, a goldsmith, and Annie Calder, his wife. He was educated at the local high school and university, He commenced his art studies at the Trustees' Academy in 1830, and four years later moved to London. Marshall worked under Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey and Edward Hodges Baily in the schools of the Royal Academy, where he gained a silver medal in 1835. In 1844, he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1852 he was elected an academician. Marshall was elected A.R.S.A. in 1840, but ultimately resigned when he received the London honor. In recognition of his services as a British commissioner at the Paris Exposition of 1878, he was appointed chevalier of the Legion of Honor. He retired from the Royal Academy in 1890 and exhibited there for the last time the following year. He was a hard worker and produced a number of great works. Marshall produced commemorative monuments; he also designed schemes of architectural sculpture and several church monuments. He died at his home, 115 Ebury Street, Chester Square, London, on June 16, 1894.


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