The Messenger

The Messenger (Girl with a Carrier Pigeon), 1833
Lawrence MacDonald (1799-1878)
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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The Messenger  (Girl with a Carrier Pigeon)

The theme of love was popular with the Victorians. Here a young woman is carefully untying a love letter, sent by carrier pigeon. Lawrence MacDonald trained at the Trustees’ Academy, Edinburgh. He then moved to Rome to continue his studies. In 1823 he helped set up the British Academy of Arts.


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