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Monument to Emily Georgiana

Lawrence Macdonald (1799-1878) was a Scottish sculptor.

He was born at Findo Gask in 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.

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