A Highland Romance: Victorian Views of ScottishnessEvent type:
Location: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Steet, Manchester M2 3JL
Desolate snowscapes. Dramatic stag hunts. Castle ruins. Tartan cloth. Highland cattle. Are these Victorian stereotypes of Scotland enduring and were they ever a fair representation of the nation?
To coincide with the run-up to the Scottish referendum, Manchester Art Gallery presents some of its most popular 19th century paintings and works on paper by Scottish artists. These are on show alongside depictions of Scotland by artists from England, which together will be used to explore how ideas of Scotland and Scottishness have changed over the last two centuries.
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