Scottish National Gallery Prints and Drawings Study Room

The Study Room houses the Scottish National Gallery’s internationally important Prints and Drawings Collection. The collection consists of over 30,000 works of European graphic art, from the early Renaissance to the late nineteenth century and includes unrivalled collections of Scottish drawings and prints.

Highlights include drawings by Leonardo, Raphael, Poussin, Rubens, Seurat, Blake, Gainsborough, Ramsay and Wilkie, as well as prints by Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya and Scottish printmakers D.Y. Cameron and William Strang.

The Vaughan Turners, a collection of 38 watercolours by J.M.W. Turner, bequeathed by Henry Vaughan in 1900 and exhibited every January (in accordance with Vaughan’s wishes), are viewable in the Study Room during the months outwith January.

Opening hours

The Study Room is temporarily closed due to the comemncement of the Scottish National Gallery Project. Part of this project will be a reconfiguration of our libraries and print rooms. The Collection will be accessible to the public again from Summer 2017.