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The Skating Minister: The Story Behind the Painting: A hard winter's day at Duddingston Loch more than two centuries ago and the figure of Reverend Robert Walker enjoying himself skating is one of a select number of paintings that are immediately recognisable. It is also one of the best-loved paintings in the Scottish national collection. Over the years Henry Raeburn's delightful painting of his friend 'the skating minister' has acquired iconic status. Why did Scotland's premier portrait painter portray him in such an extraordinary way? This book explores the relationship between artist and sitter, the time they lived in, the many famous people they knew, and the reasons why this intimate portrait has acquired such iconic status.
Authors: Duncan Thomson with Lynne Gladstone-Millar
Hardcover: 64 pages, 43 colour illustrations
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