Drawn to Paint

Il ContentoIl Contento Il ContentoIl Contento Study for the Painting 'Erminia Finding the Wounded Tancred'Study for the Painting 'Erminia Finding the Wounded Tancred' Erminia Finding the Wounded TancredErminia Finding the Wounded Tancred A Lady's Left Hand Holding a Rose. Study for the Painting 'The Artist's Wife: Margaret Lindsay of Evelick'A Lady's Left Hand Holding a Rose. Study for the Painting 'The Artist's Wife: Margaret Lindsay of Evelick' The Artist's Wife: Margaret Lindsay of Evelick, c 1726 - 1782The Artist's Wife: Margaret Lindsay of Evelick, c 1726 - 1782 A Lady Descending from a Sedan Chair. Study for the Painting 'The Porteous Mob'A Lady Descending from a Sedan Chair. Study for the Painting 'The Porteous Mob' The Porteous Mob (detail)The Porteous Mob (detail) Study for the Portrait of Diego MartelliStudy for the Portrait of Diego Martelli Diego Martelli (1839 - 1896)Diego Martelli (1839 - 1896)

View a selection of drawings alongside the finished works from the National Galleries of Scotland's collection...

The National Galleries of Scotland owns the preparatory drawings for some of the best known paintings in the Collection. These drawings span over two hundred and fifty years of artistic production, and provide a key to unlock each artist's creative process. In this eTour, discover what the artists were trying to achieve in their paintings, and uncover the issues or problems that they tried to resolve before picking up their brushes.

To find out more about the prints and drawings collection at the National Gallery see our Research Resources section.

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Diego Martelli, Edgar Degas