Tico Seifert, Senior Curator, European & Scottish Art & Portraiture will present an exciting new discovery of a previously entirely unknown painting by Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610), The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence. This fascinating and important painting has recently been given on long-term loan to the National Galleries of Scotland. It is Elsheimer’s first response to Italian monumental art, a glowing homage to Titian’s large altarpiece, today in the Gesuiti Church in Venice. The talk will explore The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence and also highlight the Galleries’ exceptional holdings of Elsheimer’s paintings, drawings and closely related works, which is second only to the Städel Museum’s in Frankfurt, the artist’s hometown.
We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.
The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.
The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence by Adam Elsheimer
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