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Brodie, Alexander (1829/30–1867), sculptor, was born at 8 Virginia Street, Aberdeen, the youngest of the three sons of John Brodie (1786/7–1865), shipmaster and merchant seaman, of Banff and Aberdeen, and his wife, Mary Walker (1786?–1846). While serving an apprenticeship as a brass-finisher in the foundry of ...

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Brodie, William (1815–1881), sculptor, was born in Banff on 22 January 1815, and baptized on 10 February 1815 at Banff, the oldest of the three sons of John Brodie (1786/7–1865), shipmaster and merchant seaman of Banff and Aberdeen, and his wife, Mary Walker (1786?–1846)...

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Henning, John (1771–1851), sculptor, was born 'a little after sunrise' on 2 May 1771 at the rear of 56 High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, the eldest of the eleven children of Samuel Henning (d. 1809), a wright and architect, and his wife, Agnes Robertson...

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Hill [née Paton], Amelia Robertson (1820–1904), sculptor, was born at Wooer's Alley, Dunfermline, Fife, the daughter of Joseph Neil Paton (1797–1874), a damask designer, and his wife, Catherine McDiarmid (d. 1853). The Patons were a notable Scottish artistic family; her brothers were the painters ...

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MacDowell, Patrick (1799–1870), sculptor, was born in Belfast on 12 August 1799, the son of a tradesman. While he was still an infant his father died and he was sent in 1807 to a school run by an engraver named Gordon, who encouraged him in his drawing. In 1811 he moved with his mother to ...

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Tweed, John (1869–1933), sculptor, was born on 21 January 1869 at 16 South Portland Street, Glasgow, the eldest of the four children of John Tweed (c.1810–1885), a publisher, and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Montgomery (c.1837–1908). In 1885 his father's death necessitated him leaving ...