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The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence by Adam Elsheimer

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 20 September, 6-8pm
£14

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About

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.

Adam Elsheimer The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence About 1599 Reproduced courtesy of a private collection on long term loan to the National Galleries of Scotland
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
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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.

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Accessible toilets for gallery visitors
  • Baby change for gallery visitors
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Getting here

Getting here

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

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

Lecture or talk Our Friends

The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence by Adam Elsheimer

This event is for our Friends
Booking essential
Our Friends

Our Friends

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