Venus and Cupid, by Patric Park (1811 Glasgow - 1855)
White marble, Rome, 1833
Signed "Park fecit Rome, 1833"
Park, son and grandson of Glasgow statuaries, was apprenticed as a stone-cutter to Connell, who was building Hamilton Palace, Scotland. From 1831, helped by the Duke of Hamilton, he spent two years studying in Rome under Thorwaldsen, then returned to Glasgow, and moved to Edinburgh in 1841. From 1852 he lived in Manchester and died at Warrington. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy.
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