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Rise & Fall | The Earl of Mar and the 1715 Jacobite Rising

  • 14th November 2015 − 27th March 2016 | Scottish National Portrait Gallery | Admission free

★★★★ The Scotsman

Marking the 300-year anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Rising, this exhibition focusses on John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, who initiated and subsequently ended the Rising. Paintings, prints, drawings and miniatures bring alive this cataclysmic episode of Scottish history and shed light on the life on this fascinating individual.

On loan are portraits of the Earl and his wife, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, which usually hang at the National Trust for Scotland property Alloa Tower.

The National Galleries of Scotland wishes to express its gratitude to the National Trust for Scotland whose generous support has enabled us to mount this exhibition.

This exhibition has been made possible with the assistance of the Government Indemnity Scheme provided by Scottish Government.

 

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