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Past exhibition

Landseer's The Monarch of the Glen

29 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

Admission free

Location: Room 1

One of the world's best-known animal paintings, Edwin Landseer's 'The Monarch of the Glen', returns to the Gallery for the first time since 1851.

The iconic work forms the centrepiece of this exhibition, and will be displayed alongside other paintings and drawings by Landseer of Highland scenes, showing how he developed his distinctive approach to the representation of the stag as hero.

A representation of the painting made in 1966 by former Associate Artist Sir Peter Blake also provides a living artist’s response, highlighting 'The Monarch of the Glen’s' enduring appeal.

Image above: Detail from Edwin Landseer 'The Monarch of the Glen', about 1851, Scottish National Gallery Purchased by the National Galleries of Scotland as a part gift from Diageo Scotland Ltd, with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dunard Fund, the Art Fund, the William Jacob Bequest, the Tam O’Shanter Trust, the Turtleton Trust, and the K. T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc. and through public appeal 2017 (NG 2881) © National Galleries of Scotland


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