Landseer’s The Monarch Of The Glen

28 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

Room 1

Admission free, donations welcome

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 large painting of a stag is the centrepiece of an exhibition, which includes 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 Turtleton Trust and through public appeal 2017 (NG 2881) © National Galleries of Scotland