The modern portrait A6 postcard set (20)
The modern portrait A6 postcard set (20)

The modern portrait A6 postcard set (20)


Set of twenty A6 (14.8 x 10.5 cm) postcards to accompany the exhibition The Modern Portrait currently on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

This display collates some of the most recognisable modern and contemporary portraits from the national collection.

A mixture of paintings, sculpture and works in other media features figures from science, politics, the arts, business and sport - it is a cross-section of well-known Scottish faces, including Billy Connolly, Alan Cumming, Tilda Swinton, Annie Lennox, Joan Eardley, Robert Colquhoun, Sir Chris Hoy and Naomi Mitchison.

Contains postcards of the following 20 artworks from the National Galleries of Scotland collection.

  • Sir Sean Connery, 1930 - 2020. Actor by John Bellany
  • Alex Salmond, b. 1954. Politician by Gerard M Burns
  • Sir James Cochran Stevenson Runciman, known as Sir Steven Runciman, 1903 – 2000 by Stephen Conroy
  • Colin Montgomerie, b.1963. Golfer by Iain Faulkner
  • Sir Charles Grant Robertson, 1869 - 1948. Historian by Meredith Frampton
  • Jean Redpath, 1937 - 2014. Singer and lecturer by Alexander 'Sandy' Fraser
  • Alan Cumming by Christian Hook
  • Jimmy Reid, 1932 - 2010. Clydeside trade union activist; writer and journalist by Kenny Hunter
  • Ian Rankin, b 1960. Author by Guy Kinder
  • John Burnside, Scottish writer and poet by Alan Lawson
  • Peter Higgs, b. 1929. Emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh by Lucinda L. Mackay
  • Dougray Scott, b. 1965. Actor by Donald Maclellan
  • Ian Hamilton Finlay by Alexander Moffat
  • Norman MacCaig, 1910 - 1996. Poet by Alexander Moffat
  • Iain Crichton Smith, 1928 - 1998. Poet by Alexander Moffat
  • Portrait of Calvin Harris by Paul Stuart
  • Joseph Crawhall, 1861 - 1913. Artist by Edward Arthur Walton
  • Sir Compton Mackenzie, 1883 - 1972. Author by Robert Heriot Westwater
  • Womb from Womb by William Crosbie
  • James Naughtie, b.1951 by Brendan Kelly

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