This lavishly illustrated guide book contains one hundred of the National Galleries of Scotland’s greatest and best-loved treasures. The selection made by former Director-General Sir John Leighton.
It is intended to evoke the special character of the collection at the National Galleries with its distinctive interplay between Scottish and international art as well as the many conversations that it establishes between the art of the past and the present. Not only does this book provide a fascinating introduction to the national collection but it is also an accessible and informative introduction to the history of art.
Sir John Leighton was the Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland for 17 years (from 2006 - 2023). He was formerly Director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Curator of nineteenth-century paintings at the National Gallery in London. He is the author of numerous publications and exhibition catalogues on nineteenth-century art.