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By Gary Nisbet
Edwin Roscoe Mullins
(1848-1907)

London born sculptor, he trained at Lambeth School of Art, the RA Schools and in Munich.

In the 1870s, he shared a studio with EO Ford , producing portrait busts, statues, ‘fancy’ figures, Biblical subjects, and architectural sculpture.

His work includes the monument to General Barrow, Lucknow, India (1882), and the tympanum group on the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (c.1882-92).

In Glasgow, his Biblical work is represented by Cain, a crouching, nude male in marble (alternately titled My punishment is greater than I bear (quoting Genesis 4: 13, of 1899) and Isaac and Esau (1907), which is in GMAG .

Mullins was also the author of a Primer of Sculpture, which was published in Paris and Melbourne in 1890.

He exhibited work at the Grovenor and New Galleries and the RA in London, and at the 1901 Kelvingrove Exhibition, Glasgow (including Cain and Isaac and Esau).

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Works in our Database:
1: Botanic Gardens (North Kelvinside),
Kibble Palace
Cain (1899)
Sculptor: ER Mullins
 
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