Sir Noel Paton
Sir Joseph Noel Paton ('Noel
Paton') was born in Dunfermline in 1821, son of damask designer Joseph
Neil Paton and Catherine McDiarmid.
Thank you to Jim Thompson, West Jefferson, North
Carolina, USA, for also providing the following additional family details.
Noel's parents were
married on 23 Sept. 1819 at Dunfermline. Catherine was the daughter of
Archibald McDiarmid of Kindalosain, Perthshire, and his wife, Amelia
Robertson, youngest daughter of Robert Robertson at the mill of Invervack
and his fourth wife, Barbara Stewart. This is based on parish records, as
well as information provided in Sir Joseph's "The Celtic Earls of Atholl"
(Privately printed: Dunfermline, 1873).
Sir Noel Paton's Paintings
Sir Noel Paton's paintings were exhibited at
the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh almost every year from 1844 to 1901.
For a list of paintings exhibited and work in progress each year, see the
The Edinburgh artist and early calotype
Octavius Hill was the first Secretary of the Royal Scottish Academy,.
He held this post from 1830 until 1869.
The National Galleries of Scotland at
the foot of the Mound, Edinburgh is currently  displaying paintings by Noel Paton,
- The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania
- The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania
Waller Hugh Paton
Waller Hugh Paton, the
younger brother of Noel Paton, was a Scottish landscape painter.
One of his paintings, Dunnottar Castle is on display in the Royal
Waller Hugh Paton became RSA
1865 and RSW 1878.