Lecture or talk Adults

In Focus: David Allan (1744-1796)

  • Tuesday 29 January, 12.45-1.30pm
FREE

About

This gallery talk focuses on the paintings by David Allan currently on display in Room 10. Allan played a key role in Scottish art history. He developed highly innovative approaches to portraiture and scenes of everyday life which influenced a number of subsequent artists, including Sir David Wilkie. Tricia Allerston, Co-Director of The Scottish National Gallery Project, introduces this important Scottish artist via the two important paintings on display.

David Allan Sir John Halkett of Pitfirrane, 4th Bart (1720 - 1793), Mary Hamilton, Lady Halkett and their Family Dated 1781
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

During the period 12-24 November there will be no disabled access to rooms 17 and 18. Find out more.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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