Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The National Gallery of Scotland - Edinburgh

Again no photographs were allowed in the gallery so I went around with my pad & pen writing down the details of those paintings that caught my eye.  Unfortunately I have not been able to find pictures online for all the paintings I liked.  The ones I have been able to find are shown below.

I found the Gallery to be very nice with large rooms giving everyone enough space to move around and view.  There were two little exhibtions within the Gallery that were free, I only got to the Bute Collection.  When I arrived I was greeted by a very helpful Gentleman on the reception desk who went through the map with me, pointing out highlights for me to view.  I dined in the Restaurant on the Lower Ground Floor.  The prices are on the high side (£15 inc tip for soup, sandwich and a pot of tea) though the soup was lovely and they gave me a pot of hot water to get a few more cups of tea.

Overall it is an impressive Gallery and I am glad I made the trip.  I was there around 4 hours including lunch break and shop browsing.  The only downside is that they do not offer an audio guide.  Lockers are available as large bags etc are not allowed in the gallery (£1 refundable on collection).

Here are the paintings I enjoyed (and have been able to find online)
Aelbert Cuyp -   A Horse, Cattle and A Cowherd Resting in a Landscape (Bute Collection)

John Emms - Callum

 David Teniers the Younger - The Card Players (Bute Collection)

 Pier Francesco Mola - St Jerome

Raphael - The Holy Family With a Palm Tree

Titian - Venus Anadyomene (Venus Rising From The Sea)

Andrea del Verrocchio - The Virgin Adoring The Christ Child

Sandro  Botticelli - The Virgin Adoring The Sleeping Christ Child

Edgar Degas - A Group of Dancers

Bernardo Bellotto - A View of Verona with The Ponte Delle Navi

Aelbert Cuyp -  Cattle Watering by An Estuary (Bute Collection)  

 Aert van der Neer - Frozen River Landscape (Bute Collection)

Claude Monet - Boats In A Harbour

Claude Monet - The Church at Vetheuil

 Edgar Degas - Portrait of Diego Martelli

Waller Hugh Paton - Entrance to the Cuiraing, Skye

Gabriel Metsu - An Old Woman Feeding A Dog (Bute Collection)

Camille Pissarro - Kitchen Garden at L'Hermitage, Pontoise

Goffredo Wals - Landscape with Christ and St Peter

Pietro Berrettini - Landscape With The Penitent Magdalen

Meindert Hobbema - Wooded Landscape

Philips Konnick - An Extensive Landscape

Claude Monet - Poplars on The River Epte

 Nicolas Poussin - 7 Sacraments (Marriage)

Rembrandt - Self Portrait Aged 51

 Jacob van Ruisdael - The Banks of A River

Jacob More - The Falls of Clyde

The Honourable Mrs Graham - Thomas Gainsborough

Camille Pissarro - The Marne at Chennevieres

Titian - The Three Ages of Man

John Constable - The Vale of Dedham

Eugene Delacroix - Vase of Flowers, 1833


  1. I love the Monet painting, 'Poplars on the River Epte' plus Eugene Delacroix 'Vase of flowers' I like alot of his work. The Frozen River landscape is a favorite too.

  2. wonderful collection of paintings none of which were familiar. Thank you for going to the trouble