The Scots In Spain


12/09/2009 - 05/12/2009

In the nineteenth century, in the years following the end of the Peninsular War, Spain opened up as a new destination for artists and travellers and it was the Scots who were amongst the first to venture there.

David Wilkie was the first artist of repute to travel to Spain and his enthusiasm for the country and its art encouraged others to follow in his footsteps. Echoing the theme of the National Galleries of Scotland summer exhibition "Spain - Goya to Picasso", this display includes drawings and watercolours by Wilkie, William Allan and John Phillip.

Image: The Guerilla Taking Leave of his Confessor by Sir David Wilkie

The Scots In Spain