Lecture or talk Adults

In Focus: David Allan (1744-1796)

  • Tuesday 29 January, 12.45-1.30pm


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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Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

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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.

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and there will be limited disabled access to some areas. Some facilities will also be temporarily removed.

Find out how else our major refurbishment project might affect your visit.

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  • 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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