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In Focus: Raeburn’s Portraits of the Forbes Brothers

  • Tuesday 19 February, 12.45-1.15pm


Dress, Dogs, and Dynasty: One of the National Galleries of Scotland’s most recent acquisitions is Henry Raeburn’s portraits of the young brothers, William Stuart and John Stuart Hepburn Forbes. Dr Heather Carroll will take a closer look at these portraits which allow us a glimpse of childhood in early nineteenth-century Scotland.

Sir Henry Raeburn William Stuart Forbes, elder son of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, 1802 - 1826 About 1809 - 1813
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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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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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