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Landseer's Monarch of the Glen

Online talk Joining details available via the Friends newsletter
  • Thursday 08 April


Which painting in the Scottish National Gallery links Queen Victoria, The Beatles, and the sale of whisky? Answer: Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen, which was acquired for the nation in 2017.

In this short talk, Christopher Baker, Director of European and Scottish Art and Portraiture, will discuss its fascinating history. He’ll place the painting in the context of the artist’s extraordinary career and consider its enduring and richly varied reputation.

This talk will be available from Thursday 08 April via our Friends email newsletter. It is part of a new series of exclusive online talks providing our Friends events programme in a different format. There will be two per month, with each remaining available for two weeks so you can choose when you would like to watch them.

No booking or advance registration is required in order to view these free Friends-only talks. The links to view them will be sent out each fortnight as part of our email newsletter. If you have a Friends membership but do not currently receive our Friends email newsletter, please contact [email protected] to sign up.

Sir Edwin Landseer The Monarch of the Glen About 1851
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