The Monarch of the Glen to tour Scotland
The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, secured with our support earlier this year, set for landmark tour of Scotland.
Sir Edwin Landseer's celebrated painting, The Monarch of the Glen, which was secured for the nation with Art Fund support earlier this year embarks upon a tour of Scotland this week.
Painted in 1851, it has taken on many different meanings and can be considered, not only a work of great technical accomplishment, but a celebration of natural wonders, a romantic evocation of Scotland, a powerful marketing image and a potent symbol of changing and sometimes conflicting interpretations of Scottish culture and history.
After a summer of attracting admiring crowds at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, The Monarch of the Glen will now tour to four major venues around Scotland:
- Inverness Museum and Art Gallery – 6 October to 18 November 2017
- Perth Museum and Art Gallery – 25 November 2017 to 14 January 2018
- Paisley Museum and Art Gallery – 20 January to 11 March 2018
- Kirkcudbright Galleries – 25 March to 12 May 2018
Sir John Leighton, Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland, says: 'We want this tour of The Monarch of the Glen to be seen as a huge thank you for the overwhelming support that we received during the fundraising campaign and as a celebration that this amazing work of art now belongs to all the people of Scotland. We hope that it will be admired and debated by audiences across the country.'