Pilkington Jackson figures
These statuettes, cast in plaster, show the different uniforms which form the history of The Cameronians from the 1680s through to the First World War.
They were made in the 1930s and are replicas of the carved wooden models designed by Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson (1887-1973) for the opening of the Scottish United Services Museum in 1933.
Pilkington Jackson was an artist and sculptor. He is noted for his many war memorial sculptures, in particular, the ornamentation on the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh. He is also renowned for his sculpture of Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn. Of local importance is his contribution to the David Livingstone Memorial at Blantyre, where he created sculpted scenes depicting Livingstone’s journey in Africa.
A full set of wooden statuettes showing the different uniforms of the Scottish Regiments (including the originals of the ones shown here), can be seen at the National War Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle.