Paton Joseph Noel

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Sir Joseph Noel Paton FRSA, LL. D. (13 December 1821 – 26 December 1901) was a Scottish artist, born in Wooer's Alley, Dunfermline, Fife. Born to a family of weavers who worked with damask, Joseph continued the family trade for a short time. He had strong artistic inclinations however and studied briefly at the Royal Academy, London in 1843.