Orphan works and take down policy

Orphan works

The National Galleries of Scotland are committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Extensive efforts are made to establish the rightful copyright holders of artworks in the collection; however despite this we are still unable to trace certain copyright holders.

These artworks, with unknown copyright holders, are sometimes referred to as ‘orphan works’

Whilst wanting to maintain rights of consent of artists and copyright holders, we do wish to make artworks available to the public.

For a list of artists for whom we cannot find the rights holder please refer to the Orphan Works list. 

  • ALISON, David 1882 - 1955
  • ALISON, Grace 1917 – 2001
  • ALISON, Henry Young 1889 – 1972
  • ANCILL, Joe 1896 - after 1954
  • APPLEBY, Wilfred C. 1889 - c.1954
  • AUBOUARD, V. no dates
  • Ayrton, Michael 1921-1975
  • ​AUSTIN, J.E. dates unknown​
  • ​BAILLIE, Charles C. 1901 – 1960
  • BANKS, Violet  1896 – 1985
  • BANNER, Delmar 1896 – 1983
  • BEATON, Penelope 1886 – 1963
  • BEATTIE, Jean Isobel 1937 - ?
  • BELMONT, Ira 1877 – 1964
  • BEVAN, E. Roland 1891 – 1979
  • BLYTH, Robert Henderson 1919 – 1970
  • BONE, Phyllis Mary 1896-1972
  • BOYD, Mary Syme 1910 - 1997
  • BRADSHAW, Laurence Henderson 1899 -1979
  • BRINLEY, J. no dates known
  • BROTCHIE, James Rainy 1909 - 1956
  • BRUNET, L.C. no dates
  • BUCKELS, Alec 1892 - 1972
  • CAMERON, J. Bruce active 1902 - 1939
  • CARMICHAEL, Stewart 1867 – 1950
  • CHEYNE, Ian 1895 - 1955
  • CHUTE, Desmond 1895-1962
  • CLAPPERTON, Thomas John 1879-1962
  • CLARK, Anthony Morris 1923 – 1976
  • COIA, Emilio 1911 – 1997
  • COLQUHOUN, Ithell no dates
  • CONNARD, Philip 1875 – 1958
  • Corbian or Corbiau, S. (active 1942)
  • CROCKET, W. S. active 1910s - 1930s
  • CROOKE, C. D. active 1913 – 1926
  • DAGLISH, Eric Fitch 1894-1964
  • DAVIDSON, Charles 1897 – 1948
  • DIXON, James 1887-1970
  • DOBSON, Cowan 1894-1980
  • DOBSON, Henry Raeburn 1901-1985
  • DODD, Francis 1874-1949
  • DORN, Marion 1899-1964
  • DUGDALE, Thomas Cantrell 1880 – 1952
  • DUNLOP, Dan - 1956
  • DYER, Alfred Edmund active 1884 - c.1955
  • EDE, Maud (a.k.a. Maud Ede Clapp) 1876 - 1960
  • EHRLICH, Georg 1897-1966
  • ERNEST, John 1922-1994
  • EWART, David Shanks 1901-1965
  • FEYZDJOU, Choreh 1955-1996
  • FINLAYSON, J.D. dates unknown
  • FLETCHER, Frank Morley 1866-1949
  • FLINT, Robert Purves 1883 – 1947
  • GOURLEY, Alan 1909-1991
  • GRECO, Emilio1913-1995
  • HARDIE, Martin 1875 - 1952
  • HARTRICK, Archibald Standish 1864-1950
  • HANNAH, George 1904 – 1978
  • HARLEY, D.M. (20th Century photographer)
  • HENDERSON, Keith 1883-1982
  • HILL, Alexander Wilson 1867-1949
  • HILL, Brian no dates
  • HIRST, Norman 1862 – 1956
  • HOLE, Dora – unknown
  • JADOT, Maurice 1893 – 1983
  • JEFFS, James Gunyeon 1904-1976
  • KAY (20th Century photographer)
  • LA DELL, EDWIN 1914 – 1970
  • LAURIE, John 1916-1972
  • LAWRENCE, Alfred Kingsley 1893 – 1975
  • LAWRIE, Hamish 1919-1987
  • LESLIE, Cecil Mary 1900 – 1980
  • LEVY, Marie 1929-1986
  • LION, Flora 1878-1958
  • McCracken, Francis 1879 – 1958
  • MACDONALD, Archibald W. b.1906
  • MACNAB, Iain 1890 – 1967
  • MELVIN, Kenneth no dates
  • MENEELEY, Ed 1927 – 2012
  • MILLER, Caroline 1959 – 1999
  • MILNE, Malcolm 1887 - 1954
  • MLYNARSKI, Jozef 1925 - 1984
  • MOFFAT no dates (active early twentieth century)
  • MOODIE, Donald 1892 – 1963
  • MORRIS, Hugh  - 1986
  • NAIRN, Andrew 1903-1993
  • NIVEN, William 1890-1947
  • NORDFELDT, Bror Julius Olsson 1878 - 1955
  • OSBORNE, Malcolm 1880 – 1963
  • OSBORNE, Malcolm 1880-1963
  • OULESS, Catherine 1879 – 1961
  • PAULIN, George 1888-1962
  • PEMBERTON, John 1908-1960
  • CRICHTON, A. Pender 1878 - 1950s?
  • PIBWORTH, Charles James 1878-1958
  • PULHAM, Peter Rose 1910 – 1956
  • RAEBURN, Henry Macbeth 1860 – 1947
  • REID, Sir Norman 1915 – 2007
  • RICHARDSON, Frances 1892 – 1977
  • RIMMINGTON, Edith 1902-1986
  • ROBERTSON, David 1879 – 1952
  • SCHULTZ, Harry 1874-1958
  • SEELER, Margarete dates unknown
  • SEKALSKI, Josef 1904 - 1972
  • SHANKS, William Somerville 1964 – 1951
  • SHELESNYAC, Henry 1938-1980
  • SOMERVILLE, Howard 1873 - 1952
  • SOWERS, Bob 1923 – 1990
  • SQUIRE, Geoff 1923 - 2012
  • STOSSEL, Oskar 1879 – 1964
  • TANNER, Robin 1904-1988
  • TAYLOR, Ernest Archibald 1874 – 1952
  • THOMPSON, Joyce W. 1932 -
  • THOMPSON, Richard 1945 -
  • THOMSON, Peter no dates
  • TOFT, Albert 1862-1949
  • TURNER, Helen Monro 1901 – 1977
  • WATERSON, David 1870-1954
  • WHITEHEAD, John M. c.1864 - 1949
  • WILSON, Cyril 1911-2002
  • WILSON, Leslie Hamilton 1883-1968
  • WILSON, Scottie 1891 – 1972
  • VIKTOROWSKI, Janusz b. 1939
  • WYSARD, Anthony 1907-1984

If you have any useful copyright information relating to these works, or have a legitimate claim to any of them, please do not hesitate to contact the National Galleries of Scotland Copyright Department on the details listed below.

National Galleries of Scotland Copyright Department
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
70 Belford Road
Edinburgh
EH4 3DE

Email: copyright@nationalgalleries.org
Telephone: +44 (0)131 624 6241

Take down policy

The National Galleries of Scotland is committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the reproduction of content on the National Galleries of Scotland website and other digital publications (including, but not restricted to, images, text and video) is done with the full consent of copyright owners. Copyright details appear either beneath the corresponding image or in the rollover text of that image.

Depending on local laws, you may be unable legally to download or copy certain works in your country. It is your responsibility to ensure that your local law permits you to do this.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have not granted permission (or is not covered by a copyright exception under the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) please contact us in writing stating the following:

  • Your contact details

  • The full details of the material’s creator

  • The exact and full web address (URL) where you found the material

  • Proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative.

National Galleries of Scotland Copyright Department
Bridge Lodge
70 Belford Road
Edinburgh 
EH4 3DE

Email: copyright@nationalgalleries.org
Telephone: +44(0)131 624 6241