Curated by the National Galleries of Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland, Romantic Scotland brought together paintings, artefacts and photographs from the period to provide a picture of Scotland both real and imagined.
During the late eighteenth and nineteenth century a new cultural movement transformed Scottish art, literature and national identity. Pioneered by Sir Walter Scott in literature and painters such as Jacob More and Alexander Nasmyth, a romantic vision of Scotland and its past was formed, shaping a lasting image of our landscape and culture.
Highlights from the National Galleries of Scotland included paintings by William McTaggart and Glasgow Boys Sir James Guthrie and Sir John Lavery.
Romantic Scotland was previously exhibited in China at the Nanjing Museum.
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A five-star country house and gallery, run in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, Historic Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland. Highlights on display include works by El Greco, Gainsborough and Raeburn.
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