Celebrated as the centre of classical and modern European civilisation, Italy held many attractions for eighteenth-century Scots. Artists and architects came to study its matchless heritage. Wealthy aristocrats refined their minds and manners in a world of glamour and learning. A motley crowd of adventurers and loyalists pinned their hopes on the exiled Stuart court. Dealers and entrepreneurs, meanwhile, exploited a seemingly endless supply of artistic treasures. Featuring stunning artworks from across the National Galleries of Scotland, this exhibition explores the Scottish experience of Italy in the eighteenth-century, the period when fascination with the country reached its height.
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BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby/Bump) (Ages 0-1)
Mon 1 Apr
10:15am, 11am and 11:30am
+2 other sessions
Portrait Gallery Tours: Wicked and Wonderful Women of Scotland
Sat 6 Apr 2019
2pm and 3pm
+1 other sessions
In Focus: Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon by Batoni
Tue 16 Apr 2019
12:45 - 1:15pm
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