New faces

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I was absolutely blown away by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – it’s a high quality collection that’s also well displayed in interesting groupings that also gives a nod to wider historical trends, eg a large gallery explaining the jacobite cause and the Stuart’s visual propaganda around this, another gallery on the Italian Grand Tour, a third in Victorian imperial expansion. Well worth a visit.

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Paintings top to bottom:

Kathleen Raine by Victoria Crowe; Sir William Bruce by John William Wright; the Dalyells by Victoria Crowe; Sir George Seton and sons by Adam de Colone; Culloden quodlibet by Thomas Keyes; John Campbell by Charles Jervas; apartment of the Earl of Seaforth in Naples by Pierrot Fabris: Lady Charlotte Campbell by Johann Wilhelmina Tischben