Scottish Painters and Limners: Part 2 – From the RSA Collections

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A Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Part 2: Gibb to Blackadder


The second instalment of this exhibition celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, from the Royal Scottish Academy's Nationally Significant Collection, explores the work of the artists who have filled the post of Scottish Painter and Limner since the early 20th century.


Henry Raeburn, David Wilkie, William Allan, John Watson Gordon, Joseph Noel Paton, Robert Gibb, David Young Cameron, Stanley Cursiter, David Donaldson, Elizabeth Blackadder


In 1823 the historic position of Painter and Limner, a member of the Royal Household in Scotland, returned to its roots of being awarded to a distinguished Scottish artist for the first time in one hundred years. Since Henry Raeburn, every subsequent artist selected has been an honorary or full member of the Royal Scottish Academy.

Following on from part one, part two focuses on the Painters and Limners from Robert Gibb to the current post-holder Elizabeth Blackadder.


The exhibition will feature paintings, prints and drawings, including a selection from the studio of the current Painter and Limner, Elizabeth Blackadder and the very first showing of her recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, drawn at Buckingham Palace in 2011.


Keep an eye out for a small display introducing the exhibition on the RSA West stairwell, just inside the entrance of the RSA building.