Stanley Cursiter

The Interior of the National Gallery of Scotland

About this artwork

Cursiter was the last distinguished Royal Scottish Academician to be appointed Director of the National Galleries, a tradition dating back to the inauguration of the National Gallery (now Scottish National Gallery) in 1859. This is one of a series of studies painted by Cursiter as Director (1930-48), exploring alternative ideas for interior colour schemes and picture hangs. The Corinthian columns and shallow domes designed by Cursiter were removed in 1988, restoring the interior to its original appearance.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Stanley CursiterScottish (1887 - 1976)
  • title:
    The Interior of the National Gallery of Scotland
  • date created:
    About 1938
  • materials:
    Oil on plyboard
  • measurements:
    40.50 x 30.50 cm (framed: 50.00 x 40.00 x 6.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the aid of the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Art Collections Fund 1987
  • accession number:
    NG 2466 B
  • gallery:
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Stanley Cursiter

Stanley Cursiter