Portrait by celebrated Edinburgh painter highlight of new exhibition


A double portrait by the celebrated Edinburgh painter Cecile Walton will be the highlight of a new exhibition opening at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this spring.


Cecile Walton, Eric Robertson, artist, with Mary Newbery 1912. Scottish National Portrait Gallery © The family of the artist



The painting will join nearly 50 paintings, drawings and photographs in Collecting Now, for a celebration of some of the modern works which have recently entered the Gallery collection, many of which are shown for the first time.

Highlights of the exhibition will be works by influential photographers Eve Arnold, Viviane Sassen and David Peat, and portraits of key Scottish figures like poet Edwin Morgan and actor Alan Cumming.

Christopher Baker, Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, said: “Demonstrating the quality and diversity of the Gallery’s modern collections, ‘Collecting Now’ provides the welcome opportunity to express gratitude to all the individuals and organisations whose generosity has made the continuing development of the national collection possible.”