Exterior View, Scottish National Gallery

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Interior view, Scottish National Gallery

© National Galleries of Scotland. Photo: Paul Raeburn, Keith Hunter

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery

© National Galleries of Scotland, Photo: Paul Raeburn

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery

Photo: Eoin Carey © National Galleries of Scotland, Photo: Eoin Carey

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery

Photo: Eoin Carey © National Galleries of Scotland, Photo: Eoin Carey

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery

Founded in 1859, the National Gallery of Scotland sits at the heart of Edinburgh on the Mound. Hailed as a “temple of the arts” by Prince Albert, the museum’s collection reflects the rich history of Scottish painting and traces the development of European art from the Renaissance to post-impressionism. Featuring the iconic Skater by Sir Henry Raeburn, the collection also includes work by David Wilkie and masterpieces by Sargent, El Greco, Velazquez, Constable, Monet and Gauguin.

Collection Highlights


Claude MONET (1840-1926) Haystacks- Snow Effect, 1891 Oil on canvas, 65 x 92cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland Bequest of Sir Alexander Maitland, 1965.jpg

Claude Monet

Haystacks: Snow Effect
Diego VELAZQUEZ (1599-1960) An Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618 100.50 x 119.50 cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund and a Treasury Grant 1955.jpg

Diego Velázquez

An Old Woman Cooking Eggs
Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob and the Angel), 1888 Oil on canvas, 72.2 x 91cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland, purchased 1925 Photo- Antonia Reeve.jpg

Paul Gauguin

The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob and the Angel)
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi), The Virgin Adoring the

Sandro Botticelli

The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child
Sir Henry RAEBURN (1756-1823) Revd Dr Robert Walker (1755 - 1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch, about 1795 Oil on canvas, 76.20 x 63.50 cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland, purchased 1949.jpg

Henry Raeburn

Revd Dr Robert Walker
National Gallery of Scotland: Collection Highlights
Claude MONET (1840-1926) Haystacks- Snow Effect, 1891 Oil on canvas, 65 x 92cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland Bequest of Sir Alexander Maitland, 1965.jpg

TRUMPS

Claude Monet

Haystacks: Snow Effect, 1891
oil on canvas, 65 cm x 92cm
Collection: National Galleries of Scotland Bequest of Sir Alexander Maitland, 1965
Diego VELAZQUEZ (1599-1960) An Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618 100.50 x 119.50 cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund and a Treasury Grant 1955.jpg

Diego Velázquez

An Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618
, 100.5 cm x 119.5 cm
Collection: National Galleries of Scotland Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund and a Treasury Grant 1955
Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob and the Angel), 1888 Oil on canvas, 72.2 x 91cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland, purchased 1925 Photo- Antonia Reeve.jpg

TRUMPS

Paul Gauguin

The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob and the Angel), 1888
oil on canvas, 72.2 cm x 91 cm
Collection: National Galleries of Scotland, purchased 1925 Photo: Antonia Reeve
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi), The Virgin Adoring the

Copyright National Galleries of Scotland, Photography A Reeve, TRUMPS

Sandro Botticelli

The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, c.1490
tempera and gold on canvas, 122 cm x 80.3 cm
Collection: National Galleries of Scotland Purchased with the aid of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the Scottish Executive, the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Tom Farmer, the Dunard Fund, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Woodcock (donation made through the American Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland) and private donations 1999
Sir Henry RAEBURN (1756-1823) Revd Dr Robert Walker (1755 - 1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch, about 1795 Oil on canvas, 76.20 x 63.50 cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland, purchased 1949.jpg

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Henry Raeburn

Revd Dr Robert Walker , c.1795
oil on canvas, 76.2 cm x 63.5 cm
Collection: National Galleries of Scotland, purchased 1949
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