Inside the Divinity Library, Kings College, Aberdeen by Hugh Buchanan

This work depicts the Divinity Library of King's College, Aberdeen and is a timely acquisition as a new library is being built at the University.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
56 x 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,800 ( Total: £7,500)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Frances Kyle Gallery

This watercolour is part of a series on the forgotten great rooms of European architectural heritage, where the histories and treasures can sometimes eclipse the elegance and the beauty of the fine places in which they are housed. The artist has focused on the fine architectural details of the glazed library cupboards and has used reflections in the glass to extend the view around the room. The restricted palette suggests associations with historical illustrations but it also describes the restricted light within the library setting.

Provenance

The artist

Venue details

King's Museum University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen Town House, High Street, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB24 3EE 01224 274330 www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10.30am – 4.30pm

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