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Scottish National Gallery

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Scottish National Gallery

The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland and first opened to the public in 1859. The gallery houses Scotland’s collection of art, spanning Scottish and international art from the beginning of the Renaissance up to the start of the 20th century. The National Gallery’s masterpieces include works by Jacopo Bassano, Van Dyck Giambattista Tiepolo,  Benjamin West, Rubens, Titian and  Canova.

The Scottish National Gallery has a notable collection of works by Scottish artists, including several landscapes by Alexander Nasmyth, and several works by Sir Henry Raeburn. The Gallery also holds a collection of works by English painters, such as Constable and Turner.

Highlights of the Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery

  • Name:                  Scottish National Gallery
  • Formerly:              National Gallery of Scotland
  • City:                      Edinburgh
  • Country:               Scotland
  • Architecture:        Neoclassical style
  • Established:          1859
  • Location:              The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland

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“A day to come seems longer than a year that’s gone.”
– Scottish Proverb

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