Citizens of the World | David Hume & Allan Ramsay
- 1st December 2011 − 31st December 2015
Scotland made a remarkable contribution to the European Enlightenment of the eighteenth century with many of her citizens contributing to the ferment of ideas and shifts in attitude which transformed the world.
Two Scots, David Hume, the great philosopher, and Allan Ramsay, the outstanding painter, were at the centre of this cultural and intellectual revolution. This display explores their world, their friends, their families and their patrons.
(Image: Allan Ramsay, David Hume, 1711 - 1776. Historian and philosopher, Scottish National Portrait Gallery)