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Patric Park (1811-1855)

Artist of 2 portraits
The son and grandson of masons and statuaries in Glasgow, Patric Park was apprenticed to the mason building Hamilton Palace (built 1822-6). He studied with Thorvaldsen in Rome from 1831 until 1833, before returning to Scotland as a sculptor, where he was employed on carving at Murthly House (built 1831-8). Park became a successful and prolific portraitist in marble producing busts of artists, literary figures, politicians and the nobility. He moved to Manchester in 1852, and died after bursting a blood vessel while helping a porter at Warrington station. Park exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1836 and the Royal Society of Artists from 1839.

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Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Patric Park
marble bust, exhibited 1840
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 133


William Edmondstoune Aytoun

by Patric Park
plaster cast of bust, circa 1851
NPG 1544