Patrick Macdowell

Patrick MacDowell, sculptor, was born in Belfast on the 12th August 1799. MacDowell became a student of the Royal Academy Schools in 1830 having moved to London in 1813. Although MacDowell had many patrons whose origin lay in Belfast, his most famous sculptural work was Europe, and allegorical group which formed one of the four corners at the base of the Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London. MacDowell died at his home in Wood Lane, Highgate, on the 9th December 1870.

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