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The Monarch of the Glen
The National Galleries of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland Foundation is grateful for the generosity of Friends, Patrons, donors and sponsors, all of which help support acquisitions, exhibitions and education programmes and other special projects.
‘The Monarch of the Glen’ by Sir Edwin Landseer is one of the most famous paintings of the nineteenth century. It has been in private and corporate collections since it was painted in 1851. The ideal home for such an important and resonant picture is the Scottish National Gallery where it can be enjoyed and admired by millions of visitors in the context of the nation’s unrivalled collection of Scottish, British and European art.
We now have the opportunity to secure the painting for permanent public display in Scotland. The present owner of the work, Diageo, has agreed to gift half the price of the picture and NGS will now embark on a fundraising campaign to secure the remaining £4million required. This will allow the painting to pass into public hands for the first time in its history.
We will make approaches to a range of potential funders including trusts, heritage funds and private donors. If you would like to support this fund-raising effort then your donation will be very welcome. If you would like more information about supporting the purchase of The Monarch of the Glen please contact Samantha Lagneau email@example.com or call 0131 624 6458.
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