The collection will include 32 prints and drawings created over the last 300 years, many of which were produced by the artists themselves.
It will give art-lovers a chance to delve into the person behind the painting, with highlights including portraits of Sir Henry Raeburn, Allan Ramsay and Sir David Wilkie.
A pair of shared portraits by Raeburn and his mentor David Deuchar, is a rare opportunity to see Raeburn’s earliest known work, and will also provide an insight into the artists’ friendship and mutual respect.
The show will also include a youthful self-portrait by Eduardo Paolozzi, sketched on the cover of a book of nursery rhymes when he was around 11-years-old, and is believed to be his earliest surviving work.
The exhibition runs from 10 February to 5 June 2011 and admission is free.