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Lawrence Macdonald


Artist associated with 2 portraits
Lawrence Macdonald began his working life as a mason's apprentice. Having shown an aptitude for stone carving, he became an art student at the Trustees' Academy, Edinburgh. With the help of friends he was able to visit Rome, where together with other artists he helped to found the British Academy of Arts. He returned to Edinburgh in 1826 and three years later was elected a member of the Scottish Academy. From 1832 until his death his home was in Rome.

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Sir Henry Taylor, by Lawrence Macdonald - NPG 2619

Sir Henry Taylor

by Lawrence Macdonald
marble bust, 1843
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2619

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Henry Hugh Armstead, after  Lawrence Macdonald - NPG 499

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Henry Hugh Armstead, after Lawrence Macdonald
marble bust, late 19th century, based on a work of 1854
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 499

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