Scottish Art in 100 Works (paperback)

National Galleries of Scotland
Patricia Allerston
Page extent:
180 printed pages
131 colour
Item Size:
24.5 x 26.5 cm

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A guide to 100 of the finest works of art from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland reveals Scotland’s art history, from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Each of the 100 works is reproduced alongside a short introductory text by one of twenty-four expert contributors. The introduction, written by Chief Curator Patricia Allerston, introduces the National Galleries of Scotland collection and Scottish art history more broadly. It is perfect both for those who already love Scottish art, and those who are yet to discover its riches. 

The National Galleries of Scotland is home to the most important collection of Scottish art in the world. This beautifully illustrated book introduces the collection to readers through 100 artworks, specially chosen by the curatorial team who care for them.

The selection ranges chronologically from a sixteenth-century portrait of a Scottish king, painted by an anonymous Netherlandish artist, to twenty-first-century installations and prints. Some of the most famous painters in Scotland’s history feature alongside some of the finest contemporary artists working in Scotland today. Many of the most distinctive movements in Scotland’s artistic heritage are represented: the Celtic Revival, Arts and Crafts, the Glasgow Boys, the Scottish Colourists and many more.

About the author: Patricia Allerston is Chief Curator of European & Scottish Art & Portraiture at National Galleries of Scotland. She is also Co-Director of ‘Celebrating Scotland’s Art: The Scottish National Gallery Project’.

This publication is sponsored by Lyon & Turnbull Fine Art Auctioneers.