Summer exhibition is time to shine for unseen art


STUNNING examples of unseen Victorian-era art will go on display at the University of Dundee this summer.

The works of several Scottish artists will be exhibited publicly for the first time with the launch of the exhibition ‘Scottish Art 1800-1900’, which opens in the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery today.


George Henry’s ‘La Japonaise’
George Henry’s ‘La Japonaise’

Featuring pieces from members of the celebrated Glasgow Boys and influential artists such as Robert Scott Lauder, David Wilkie and William Quiller Orcharson, the free exhibition features a small selection from the institution’s extensive collection and showcases a golden era of Scottish creative talent.

Matthew Jarron, the University’s Museum Curator, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for fans of Scottish art to capture a rare look at some of the hidden gems from our collection.

“Although we only have space to show a small selection from our collection, we have tried to show a wide range of styles from across the century. As well as paintings we are also displaying drawings, prints and sculpture, so there’s a real variety of material.

“Charlotte Nasmyth, one of the relatively few female professional painters of the era, is also featured, while George Henry’s figure study La Japonaise is a glorious piece that really demands attention.”

'Kincardine Castle' by Charlotte Nasmyth
‘Kincardine Castle’ by Charlotte Nasmyth

Scottish Art 1800 – 1900 runs Mon-Sat in the Tower Foyer Gallery from Friday 5 July until Saturday 28 September and admission is free.

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