This informative and extensively illustrated companion guide takes a fresh look at the extensive collection held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Portraits have an immediate, visceral appeal as images that provide insights into the lives and ambitions of people we are curious about: the great, the good, the notorious and sometimes the unknown. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery houses an outstanding collection, which encompasses all of these, and allows you to discover the figures that forged Scotland’s history. It also provides an insight into developments in the overlapping spheres of art, biography, fashion, patronage, fame and celebrity. This book is more than an illustrated guide to the collection; it is an important visual record of Scottish history and achievement.