Scottish Artists 1750-1900

From Caledonia to the Continent

Deborah Clarke and Vanessa Remington

Scottish Artists 1750-1900

Deborah Clarke and Vanessa Remington

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

210 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2015
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781909741201 Published October 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Throughout its history, Scotland has produced a wealth of great works of art, and the Scottish Enlightenment in particular provided a powerful impetus for new forms of art and new artistic subjects. This survey of Scottish art in the Royal Collection brings together more than one hundred reproductions of works from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century to highlight the importance and influence of this period, while also sharing recent research on the subject.

The first book devoted to Scottish art in the Royal Collection, Scottish Artists fully explores this rich artistic tradition, incorporating discussions of artists whose inspiration remained firmly rooted in their native land, such as Alexander Nasmyth and James Giles, as well as artists who were born in Scotland and traveled abroad, from the eighteenth-century portraitist Allan Ramsay to David Wilkie, who traveled to London and is well-known for his paintings portraying everyday life. Broadly chronological, the book also traces the royal patronage of Scottish artists throughout the centuries, including works collected by monarchs from George III to Queen Victoria, and the official roles, Royal Limner for Scotland and King’s Painter in Ordinary.

Profusely illustrated with examples from among all the arts—paintings, drawings, miniatures, and decorative arts—Scottish Artists is a comprehensive survey well-suited to anyone with an interest in Scotland or Enlightenment art.
Contents
Royal Patrons and the Taste for Scottish Art
Catalogue
Allan Ramsay
Sir David Wikie
Scottish Artists in the Victorian Era
Miniatures
Works of Art
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index
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