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Macdonald, Lawrence

MACDONALD, LAWRENCE (1799-1878), British sculptor, was born at Findo-Gask, Perthshire, Scotland. In early life he served as a mason's apprentice. Having shown an aptitude for stone carving, he became an art student at the Trustees' Academy, Edinburgh. By the help of friends he was enabled to visit Rome, where together with other artists he helped to found the British Academy of Arts. He returned to Edinburgh in 1826. In 1829 he was elected a member of the Scottish Academy. From 1832 until his death his home was in Rome. Among his ideal works may be mentioned " Ulysses and his Dog Argos," " Andromeda chained to the Rock," " Eurydice," " Hyacinth," a " Siren," and a " Bacchante."

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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