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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF JOHN GLADSTONE

    BY LAWRENCE MACDONALD, DATED 1831

    Price Realised  

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    A SCOTTISH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF JOHN GLADSTONE
    BY LAWRENCE MACDONALD, DATED 1831
    Depicted facing frontally, wearing a classical robe, the reverse signed and dated 'L. MACDONALD/Sculpt./1831'
    28 in. (71 cm.) high


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    Lawrence Macdonald (1799-1878) was born in Gask in Perthshire and was apprenticed to a local mason, Thomas Gibson, before gaining his first influential patron, the architect James Gillespie Graham. It was on his introduction that, following admission to the Trustee's Academy in Edinburgh, Macdonald travelled to Rome where he became one of the founding members of the British Academy of Arts in the city.

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    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Saloon, 'Three Marble Busts & Scagliola stands - £30.0.0'