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Thomas Campbell (1790-1858), Sculptor
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Campbell was initially apprenticed to an Edinburgh marble cutter. In 1816, his marble busts caught the attention of Gilbert Innes of Stow, who became his patron. Innes's financial support enabled Campbell to study at the Royal Academy Schools in London, and then to move to Rome in 1819. He opened a studio where he produced portrait busts of many eminent visitors to Rome including busts of Pope Pius VII and Cardinal Consalvi made for King George IV. Campbell returned to England in 1829 and established a studio in London, where he continued making portrait busts. He also undertook a number of commissions for monuments including a bronze of the Duke of York for the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.