Two portraits by Sir Henry Raeburn, one of the greatest Scottish artists of the early nineteenth century, have entered the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which enables works of art to be presented to the nation and offset against inheritance tax. The acceptance of these two […]
Art exhibition: BP National Portrait Award Few subjects offer as much variety as the human face which is why portraiture is so compelling to artists. The 2017 BP Portrait Award exhibition, which has opened at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, features 53 stand-out works selected from 2,580 entries, by artists from 87 countries. There are portraits of […]
Art exhibition: Ages of Wonder – Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now Many of the great artistic innovators of Scotland throughout the centuries are showcased at the Royal Scottish Academy in this stunning collection. It includes famed artists who found their creative inspiration in old Caledonia, or have their works permanently on display in Scotland, such as the […]
An unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be Mary Queen of Scots has been found hidden beneath another 16th-century portrait.