Press release

Summer exhibition is time to shine for unseen art

Published on 5 July 2019

Stunning examples of unseen Victorian-era art will go on display at the University of Dundee this summer.

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The works of several Scottish artists will be exhibited publicly for the first time with the launch of the exhibition ‘Scottish Art 1800-1900’, which opens in the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday 5 July.

Featuring pieces from members of the celebrated Glasgow Boys and influential artists such as Robert Scott Lauder, David Wilkie and William Quiller Orcharson, the free exhibition features a small selection from the institution’s extensive collection and showcases a golden era of Scottish creative talent.

Matthew Jarron, the University’s Museum Curator, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for fans of Scottish art to capture a rare look at some of the hidden gems from our collection.

“Although we only have space to show a small selection from our collection, we have tried to show a wide range of styles from across the century. As well as paintings we are also displaying drawings, prints and sculpture, so there’s a real variety of material.

“Charlotte Nasmyth, one of the relatively few female professional painters of the era, is also featured, while George Henry’s figure study La Japonaise is a glorious piece that really demands attention.”

Scottish Art 1800 – 1900 runs Mon-Sat in the Tower Foyer Gallery from Friday 5 July until Saturday 28 September. Admission is free.


Press Office, University of Dundee