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Issue 22 - Art and antiques news

Scotland Magazine Issue 22
August 2005

 

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Art and antiques news

Sally Toms rounds up all the latest shows and exhibitions

Drambuie collection for sale.
Lyon and Turnbull is to auction one of the most important collections of Jacobite art after an extensive tour of Britain, North America and the Far East.

The Drambuie Collection consists of over 100 works made by Scotland’s finest craftsmen or commissioned in secrecy by Stuart supporters who wished to restore the exiled Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne.

One of the highlights in the collection is a glass dated 1745; intricately engraved and bearing a subversive toast to the exiled king, the glass was hidden in a box in Spottiswoode House to avoid its owners’ execution for treason.

The exhibition will reside at The Fleming Collection in London between 13th September and 17th December and is due to go under the hammer at Lyon and Turnbull in Edinburgh early next year.

Glasgow hosts charity event.
The annual Macmillan art show is returning to Glasgow from 31st October – 11th November. It is the largest charity art show in Scotland, displaying over 700 paintings and sculptures to view and to buy.

Funds raised will go to the Macmillan chemotherapy centre appeal.

The raffle prize this year (pictured) is a painting donated by respected Scottish artist Marion Drummond.

Scotland Street School Museum, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow.
Tel: +44 (0)141 287 0500

Exhibition previews.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
August 6th-October 23rd 2005
The largest exhibition staged in Britain exploring the life of arguably the most influential father of modern photography. Featuring some 200 photographs spanning his exceptional and prolific career, as well as his beloved Leica camera.
Dean Gallery, 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh
Tel: +44 (0)131 624 6200
Admission: £5

The Healing Touch
9th July – 27th November 2005
An illustrious exhibition honouring the Scottish men and women who have played a pioneering role in the history of western medicine; such as Alexender Fleming who discovered penicillin and Joseph Lister who introduced antiseptics to surgery.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh
Tel: +44 (0)131 624 6200, Admission: £4