First Sight | Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings

14 Jun 2014 – 12 Oct 2014

Scottish National Gallery

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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First Sight showcases some of the superb recent additions to the Scottish National Gallery's world-class collection of drawings, watercolours and prints. A diverse selection of around 30 works on paper acquired over the last five years, ranging from 17th century Old Master prints to the work of Manet and Cezanne in the late 19th century, the display highlights the extraordinary richness and diversity of the collection. As well as high-profile recent acquisitions such as JMW Turner's spectacular watercolour, Rome from Monte Mario, there are works by artists new to the collection, including magnificent Scottish landscapes by Francis Nicholson and Thomas Miles Richardson the Younger. Other highlights, on show in the Gallery for the first time, include etchings by Rembrandt, Goya and Jean-Francois Millet, a colourful costume study by Giovanni Battista Lusieri, a delicate drawing in red chalk by Watteau and a diminutive study made by Benjamin West in preparation for his vast oil painting in the Gallery's collection, Alexander III Saved from the Stag.

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