William Mossman (18 August 1793 – 23 June 1851) was a Scottish sculptor operational in the early 19th century, and father to three sculptor sons.
He apparently trained under Sir Francis Chantrey in London before returning to Scotland in 1823, where he first lived in Edinburgh, working as a marble cutter on Leith Walk before moving Glasgow in 1830, where he lived for the remainder of his life. In 1833 he began his own company "William Mossman", renamed to "J G & W Mossman" in 1854, when he embraced his sons into the firm as partners. From 1857 the firm was known as J & G Mossman Ltd.
- Bust of James Cleland (1831)
- Bust of David Hamilton (c.1835)
- Heraldic panels, Lennox Castle (1837–1841)
- Monument to Peter Lawrence, Glasgow Necropolis (1840)
- Monument to "Highland Mary", Greenock Cemetery (1841)
- Tomb of Mrs Lockhart, Glasgow Necropolis (1842)
- Corbel heads on west front of Glasgow Cathedral and recarving of gargoyles (1842) under the employ of Edward Blore
- Monument to Lt. Joseph F. Gomoszynski, Glasgow Necropolis (1845)
- "Beloved Mother" monument, Glasgow Necropolis (1845)
- Monument to Lord Cathcart, Paisley Abbey (1848)
George Mossman (1823–1863) was born in Edinburgh soon after the family left London.
He died of an epileptic fit, aged only 40 and was buried with his parents at Sighthill Cemetery.
William Mossman II
William Mossman the younger (1824–1884) was born in Edinburgh.
He was buried in Sighthill Cemetery with his father.
- Webmaster, Tim Gardner -. "William Mossman I (1793-1851), sculptor, a biography".
- Dictionary of British Sculptors, 1660-1851, Rupert Gunnis
- "George Mossman - Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951".
- Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951