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.

  • title:
    The Interior of the National Gallery of Scotland
  • accession number:
    NG 2466 A
  • artist:
    Stanley CursiterScottish (1887 - 1976)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • materials:
    Oil on plyboard
  • date created:
    About 1938
  • measurements:
    40.50 x 30.50 cm (framed: 50.00 x 40.00 x 6.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the aid of the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Art Collections Fund 1987
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Stanley Cursiter. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017.

Stanley Cursiter

Stanley Cursiter