Sir Edwin Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen painting is described as an iconic work of art. But why? In this talk at Wigtown Book Festival, Christopher Baker, Director, European and Scottish Art and Portraiture (National Galleries of Scotland) and author of the book Monarch of the Glen, tells the fascinating story of how this painting became so recognisable and places Landseer’s work in the context of the 19th century.
The book Monarch of the Glen is the first to focus in detail on this painting's complex and extraordinary history. Christopher Baker tracks Landseer's meteoric career, considers the circumstances of the Monarch of the Glen as a high-profile commission and its extraordinary subsequent reputation.
Sponsored by Hazel J L Smith Chartered Architect