Painting In Scotland Book of Postcards
30 color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection
• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection
• Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images
• Informative introductory text
• Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages
• Perforated for easy removal
• Oversized postcards may require additional postage
• Pomegranate's books of postcards feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Published with the National Galleries of Scotland
Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in.
Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.
Edinburgh became known as “the Athens of the North” in the 18th century for its contributions to literature, social thought, and the arts. With the establishment of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1826, native artists no longer found it necessary to leave for London in search of a living, since they had the Academy’s support and the opportunity to exhibit their work at home. Scottish painting began to take on a distinct and distinguished identity.
Landscape and genre painting were particular strengths of the emerging Scottish school, and they have remained so, with artists from Sir David Wilkie to Edward Atkinson Hornel celebrating their country and its folkways. The portrait and still life have also flourished, as witness the work of Andrew Geddes, Samuel John Peploe, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
This book of 30 postcards presents paintings from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and includes work by the artists mentioned above along with David Gauld, Sir Joseph Noel Patton, William Dyce, Sir James Guthrie, John Duncan, and David Roberts, among others.