02/05/2019
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Iconic Jacobite paintings to be displayed outside Edinburgh for this first time this summer

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Two of Scotland’s best loved paintings will be coming to Perth Museum and Art Gallery this summer - the first time these portraits of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora Macdonald have been displayed outside Edinburgh.

For the first time ever, National Galleries Scotland (NGS) will be loaning Richard Wilson’s Flora Macdonald and William Mosman’s Prince Charles Edward StuartRead an exclusive National Galleries Scotland article in each issue of History Scotland magazine.

Flora Macdonald will be at the centre of an exhibition entitled ICONS (opening 6 July), whilst the portait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart will be the focal point for Perth Museum and Art Gallery’s new summer exhibition Jacobite Clans opening 29 June).

Jacobites Clans will highlight  the role the Jacobites in the local area played in Scottish history, and has been developed by working with external partners, such as Blair Castle and Archive, the Library of Innerpeffray, National Galleries Scotland and a number of private collections to secure new loans for objects, some of which have never been on public display.

      QUICK LINK: Highland Clans digital history guide

The ICONS exhibition will be the first in a series of exhibitions exploring the concept of ‘icons’. Over the period, Culture Perth and Kinross will be questioning how individuals and artworks become ‘iconic’, what this means and how it affects their meaning or impact.

Important works

Head of Museums and Galleries for Culture Perth and Kinross said, “All of us at Culture Perth and Kinross are thrilled that these important works are coming on loan to Perth and very grateful to our colleagues at NGS for their support to make this possible. We worked together successfully to bring the Monarch of the Glen to the region over the winter of 2018/19, and the two Jacobite-themed exhibitions this summer present the ideal  opportunity for us work collaboratively again for the benefit of all of our visitors, who will be able to see works from Scotland’s national collections on display locally at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.”

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