Portrait Miniatures from the National Galleries of Scotland
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, part of the National Galleries of Scotland, provides a unique visual history of Scotland, told through portraits of the figures who shaped it: royals and rebels, poets and philosophers, heroes and villains. The Gallery is home to Scotland's collection of portrait miniatures which date from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day. This book illustrates a selection of works by key miniaturists and features portraits of many important Scottish historical figures such as James Hepburn 4th Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, James VI and I and Robert Burns who was depicted in the last year of his life. A complete list of all the works in the collection is also included.
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Adam Skirving Alexander Runciman ANDREW ROBERTSON Antiquaries of Scotland Archibald Skirving bequeathed by Kenneth bequeathed by Sir Bodycolour on vellum born Carlyle CATALOGUE Charles Edward Stuart Christie's close-up dated on recto Edinburgh 1957 Edward Thorburn Enamel on copper engraved exhibited Francis Edward Stuart Gallery of Scotland George gilt-metal frame gilt-metal slip gilt-wood frame gold locket high collections Hilliard inscribed in pen JOHN BOGLE JOHN BOGLE Unknown John Brown Kenneth Sanderson ws London long-term loan Maitland miniaturist monogram National Gallery National Portrait Gallery painted pen and ink Pencil on paper portrait drawing portrait miniature portrait miniaturist Prince James Francis purchased references Richard Cosway ROBERT THORBURN Royal Academy Royal Scottish Academy Scottish National Portrait Self-portrait set in gilt-metal set in gilt-wood set in gold signed and dated signed with initials SIR HENRY RAEBURN sitter Smailes Society of Antiquaries transferred 1982 Unknown Lady vellum Watercolour on ivory wood frame