Hopefully soon there will be a new statue on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, for Dr Elsie Inglis.
For #internationalwomensday today I’ve sketched my support for a statue to Dr Elsie Inglis, a Scottish doctor, surgeon, teacher, suffragist, and founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, one of which stood on this site on the Royal Mile.
A campaign to raise £50k for ‘A Statue for Elsie Inglis.’ has begun and a group of enthusiastic Elsie Inglis supporters are on a mission to kickstart this campaign with a number of special events across Edinburgh, which famously has more statues of animals than women!
The design for the new potential statue is not finalised yet but I like the idea of a walking Elsie, on the ground rather than a plinth and slightly larger than everyone else at around 7 or 8 feet tall. Just walking through the Edinburgh crowds on the way up the Royal Mile, just as she once did.
Find out more about the cause here:
This pencil and watercolour sketch which measures 7 x 7 inches, is now available as a framed original (13 inch square in the frame) for £75 including UK delivery. All £75 from this sale will go to the ‘A Statue for Elsie Inglis’ appeal.
Email me for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org