Scots in Italy: Artists and Adventures exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh

Lucinda Lax Senior Curator 18th Century collections - Among the highlights of the exhibition will be some of the most stylish and striking images from the National Galleries' rich collections of eighteenth-century paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Key examples include Gavin Hamilton's outstanding portrait of Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton and 5thDuke of Brandon with his tutor, Dr John Moore, and Moore's son. Painted in Rome in 1775-7, it is one of the artist's most important works. Brilliantly evoking its three sitters and their shared interest in the classical past, it shows the elegantly poised young duke at its centre, while Dr Moore gestures to the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and the Temple of Concord. The duke, the artist implies, is not simply in Rome for pleasure, but to learn the lessons of history. at Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd March 2016 (6 Pictures)


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