National Gallery of Scotland
The National Galleries of Scotland include three sites in Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The galleries are responsible for one of the world’s most superb collections of Western Art ranging from the Middle Ages to present day.
The National Gallery of Scotland, designed by William Henry Playfair and completed in 1854, has a neo-classical edifice and stands on the Mound adjacent to the Royal Scottish Academy. The Gallery is home to Scotland’s greatest collection of European paintings, drawings and prints from the early Renaissance to the late nineteenth century.
The National Gallery is home to important works by Raphael, Tintoretto, Titian, Poussin, Vermeer, Claude Lorraine, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Van Gogh, Gainsborough, Chardin, Gauguin, Antonio Canova and Turner, as well as other French Impressionists, and Scottish artists.