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    The Skating Minister: The Story Behind the Painting

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    The black-clad minister, skating enigmatically over Edinburgh's Duddingston Loch on a wintry afternoon, is a familiar icon of Scottish culture - but until 1942 this portrait by Henry Raeburn was virtually unknown. Read the story behind the painting.
    ISBN: 9781901663853
    AuthorDuncan Thomson
    Pub Date01/11/2004
    BindingHardback
    Pages64
    Availability: Out of Stock

    The portrait of Reverend Robert Walker by Sir Henry Raeburn is world famous. On permanent show in the National Gallery of Scotland, the black-clad minister, skating enigmatically over Edinburgh's Duddingston Loch on a wintry afternoon, is a now familiar icon of Scottish culture. The painting gained new fame recently as an inspiration to the architect of the new Scottish Parliament building. Read about the Edinburgh Enlightenment times of artist and sitter and how the painting - virtually unknown until 1942 - has become so loved.

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    The portrait of Reverend Robert Walker by Sir Henry Raeburn is world famous. On permanent show in the National Gallery of Scotland, the black-clad minister, skating enigmatically over Edinburgh's Duddingston Loch on a wintry afternoon, is a now familiar icon of Scottish culture. The painting gained new fame recently as an inspiration to the architect of the new Scottish Parliament building. Read about the Edinburgh Enlightenment times of artist and sitter and how the painting - virtually unknown until 1942 - has become so loved.