1897 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lawrence Macdonald

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 2:584-85.



LAWRENCE MACDONALD (son of Alexander Macdonald, violinist). b. Boneyview, Findo-Gask, Perthshire 15 Feb. 1799; apprenticed to Thomas Gibson, mason; an ornamental sculptor in Edinburgh to 1822; entered Trustees' academy, Edin. 26 Feb. 1822; studied at Rome 1822-6 where he helped to found British academy of arts 1823, trustee to death; sculptor at Edinburgh 1827-32 and at Rome 1832 to death; exhibited in Royal institution, Edinb. 1829 colossal group of "Ajax bearing the dead body of Patroclus and combating a Trojan warrior"; second to Charles Maclaren in his duel with James Browne, fought near Edinb. 12 Nov. 1829; member of Scottish academy 1829-58. d. Rome 4 March 1878. bur. cemetery of Porta San Paolo. P. R. Drummond's Perthshire (1879) 109-26; R. Brydall's Art in Scotland (1889) 190.