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Painting in Scotland 1600-1800

23 May @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm



Leslie Pitcher (B.A. Cantab.) has a degree in Classical Literature and Languages at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has lectured for the Arts Society, NADFAS, the WEA, and U3A. His particular interest is in the Classical tradition in art from the ancient world to the Renaissance.


The Scottish National gallery and National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh contain the world’s finest collection of painting by Scottish Artists form 1600-1900. In quality they rival others produced elsewhere in Europe but are little known here. We will study the best of them including Ramsey, Raeburn, Nasmyth, McTaggart and turbulent life from Wilkie to the Glasgow Boys.


09.45 Registration

10.00 – 11.00 Scottish Painting (1)

The beginning of Scottish painting in the 1600’s includes ceiling paintings from Crathes Castle, portraits of aristocrats up to Allan Ramsay, including his role in the Edinburgh intelligentsia and 18th C. Enlightenment.

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee and Tea

11.30 – 12.30 Scottish Painting (2)

The development of painting in the late 18th and early 19th C.principally in the work of David Allan, Henry Raeburn, Alexander Nasmyth and David Wilkie. The impact of painting of contemporary Scottish history (e.g. The Clearances) and philosophical/scientific thought.

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch by Daisy’s and tea and coffee

1.30 – 2.30 Scottish Painting (3)

The second half of the 19th C. – the Scottish pre-Raphaelite William Dyce, illustrations of British literature and Scottish History by Paton and Drummond, Landscapes by McTaggart, the work of the ‘Glasgow boys’ and the impact of the ‘Celtic revival’.

To book this event:

Send your name, address, telephone number and cheque (£28 per person) payable to Pinner Adult Education Society, clearly marked ‘Scottish’ on the REVERSE of the cheque to: Sandra Cheetham, 10, Holmwood Close, North Harrow, HA2 6JX  (020 8428 2688). Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for receipt and confirmation of your booking. A place cannot be reserved for you until your cheque has been received and confirmed. No refunds within two weeks of the Study Day.


23 May
9:45 am - 2:30 pm


Sandra Cheetham
020 8428 2688


The Verden Gallery, Upstairs at West House
West House, Pinner Memorial Park
Pinner, HA5 1AE United Kingdom
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