Rocks & Rivers | Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Lunde Collection

  • 3rd April 2015 − 30th January 2017 | Scottish National Gallery | Free Admission

This display of thirteen works from the distinguished private collection of Asbjörn Lunde, New York, celebrates their long-term loan to the Scottish National Gallery.

We are able, for the first time in Scotland, to show a selection of extraordinary landscape paintings by Norwegian and Swiss artists such as Johan Christian Dahl, Alexandre Calame and Thomas Fearnley. They travelled widely, painting impressive views from Scandinavia, Italy and Britain, as well as famous places in the Alps such as Lake Lucerne.

Works by these masters are rare in British public collections and we are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase this important chapter in nineteenth-century landscape painting.

This exhibition was made possible by kind donation from Terry Brewis, in memory of her husband, Francis Brewis, of Ardwell, Wigtownshire (1950-2014) and from The American Patrons of the National Library of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.

Image: Thomas Fearnley (1802-1842), Arco Naturale, Capri (detail) 1833, oil on canvas.