An exceptional library of historic photographs, capturing a century of life in Scotland, has been acquired for £1 million from a private collector. The acquisition followed a rare collaboration between the National Library of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland. It contains more than 14,000 images – dating from the earliest days of photography […]
National Galleries of Scotland
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 […]
An unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be Mary Queen of Scots has been found hidden beneath another 16th-century portrait.
Art experience: Stand-up comedian and television personality Phill Jupitus returns to the National Galleries of Scotland this summer to sketch some of his favourite artworks on an iPad and encourage others to join in. Sketch Comic is part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and follows the success of two hugely popular runs in 2014 and […]
Interview – Sir John Leighton: It’s better known for appearing on chocolate boxes, tea towels and calendars. Certainly the merchandisers have made more money from the Monarch of the Glen than the man who painted it. “The detail is exquisite and you can almost feel the wet nose of the stag,” says Sir John Leighton, […]