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Exhibition

Scottish Artists 1750-1900

From Caledonia to the Continent

Scottish Artists 1750-1900 at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Scottish Artists 1750-1900 at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse ©

Scottish Artists brings together paintings, drawings and miniatures collected by monarchs from George III to Queen Victoria.

Including works by Allan Ramsay and Sir David Wilkie, who were born in Scotland but travelled abroad, and of Alexander Nasmyth and James Giles, whose inspiration remained firmly rooted in their native land, this exhibition highlights the importance and influence of artists whose work was shaped by the ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Exhibition Highlights

Allan Ramsay (1713-84)

George III (1738-1820)

Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)

The Penny Wedding

James Giles (1801-70)

A View of Lochnagar

Events programme

School sessions

Key stages 2, 3 & 4
Learning to look at Portraits

This session enables pupils studying Art & Design to examine some of the techniques and skills used to look at an historical image

Key stages 2, 3, 4 & 5
Away with words: A Creative Writing workshop - Travel Writing

This workshop highlights the many possibilities for inspiring Creative Writing about the subject of Travel from works of art

Key stage 2
Art Alive! Drama workshop

Taking inspiration from the Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent exhibition pupils will participate in a variety of in...

Key stages 4 & 5
The art of sketchbooks

Students will work with freelance artists to examine the variety of styles and techniques that can be applied to the students' own sketchbooks

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.