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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Works: 314 works in 738 publications in 5 languages and 7,228 library holdings
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Man Ray portraits by Man Ray( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The artist May Ray (1890-1976) initially taught himself photography in order to reproduce his own works of art, but it became one of his preferred mediums. As a contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris during the 1920s, Man Ray was perfectly placed to make defining images of his avant-garde contemporaries, including Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, and Gertrude Stein. Man Ray also photographed his friends and lovers, among them Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin), Lee Miller, who helped him discover the solarization printing process, and Ady Fidelin. Man Ray continued to take portrait photographs throughout his career, including little-known images from 1940s Hollywood, and of stars such as Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve taken during the 1950s and 1960s. An essential reference on Man Ray's life and work, this book includes an introduction by Terence Pepper and essay by Marina Warner exploring the artist's creativity and appetite for innovation and experimentation. Complete with first-hand testimonies from the artist's sitters and over 200 beautifully reproduced images, this handsome volume provides a survey of the finest portraits from one of the most inventive photographic artists of the 20th century."--Publisher's website
Printed light : the scientific art of William Henry Fox Talbot and David Octavius Hill with Robert Adamson by John Ward( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Ramsay, 1713-1784 by Alastair Smart( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magna brava : Magnum's women photographers, Eve Arnold, Martine Franck, Susan Meiselas, Inge Morath, Marilyn Silverstone by Sara Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global reach of these five women's work has been extraordinary : Eve Arnold in China, Martine Franck on Tory Island off the Irish Coast, Susan Meiselas in New Mexico, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, Inge Morath in New York, Marilyn Silverstone in India, Tibet and Pakistan. The best from each of these assignments appears in this book alongside specially chosen images from the artists' wider portfolios, presenting at least forty major works which document events of global and local importance. All the images focus on the people involved, for example, the threatened Gaelic-speaking community of Tory Island ; or illegal immigrants on the US-Mexico border under violent attack. Each portfolio is introduced by one of the other four photographers, providing an intimate view of the work by a long-term friend and colleague
Painting in Scotland, 1570-1650 : [catalogue of an exhibition held at] the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 21 August to 21 September [1975] by Duncan Thomson( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Below stairs : 400 years of servants' portraits by Giles Waterfield( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of the Ottoman Empire by Scottish National Portrait Gallery( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Turkish and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard & Maria Cosway : Regency artists of taste and fashion by Stephen Lloyd( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photography of John Muir Wood 1805-1892 : an accomplished amateur by J. Muir Wood( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genial company : the theme of genius in eighteenth-century British portraiture by Desmond Shawe-Taylor( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naked portrait, 1900-2007 by Martin Hammer( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A face for any occasion : some aspects of portrait engraving by Sara Stevenson( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scots in Italy in the 18th century by Basil C Skinner( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childhood in seventeenth century Scotland : the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 19 August-19 September 1976 by Rosalind K Marshall( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures of Fyvie : 4 July-29 September 1985, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, Edinburgh by Richard Emerson( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Michael Wright, the King's painter by Sara Stevenson( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hill and Adamson's The fishermen and women of the Firth of Forth by Sara Stevenson( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs taken at Newhaven
Light from the dark room : a celebration of Scottish photography, a Scottish-Canadian collaboration by Sara Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Scottish photography : a critical review of the work of seventeen photographers by David Brittain( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of the Clyde : Stanley Spencer's vision at Port Glasgow by Stanley Spencer( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Second World War Spencer was appointed an official war artist in 1940 and the Committee commissioned a painting 'of shipbuilding and a painting of an aerodrome'. In May 1940 Spencer travelled to Port Glasgow to work at Lithgows's ship yards. He filled innumerable sketchbooks with plans for a complete series of paintings detailing the activities of the yard. A scaled-down version of the plan was eventually accepted by the committee and Spencer set to work. By 1943 his enthusiasm has begun to wane and he turned to a project closer to his heart: the celebration of Port Glasgow in a large painting some 15 metres across with Christ seated in Judgement on the Hill of Zion as figures rise from their graves. In the event such a huge work proved impractical, but Spencer endeavoured to retain part of his original scheme and The Resurrection, Port Glasgow, although much modified became the main section, whose central picture The Hill of Zion(collection of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston) was inspired by the shape of the hill on which Port Glasgow cemetery was sited. In a notebook Spencer recorded that due to a jazz band playing downstairs in the house where he was living, he went for a walk 'up along the road past the gasworks to where I saw a cemetery on a gently rising slope ... I seemed then to see that all in the plain were resurrecting and moving towards it ... I knew then that the resurrection would be directed from this hill'. Beyond the cemetery can be seen the roof tops of nearby houses and the river Clyde
 
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Magna brava : Magnum's women photographers, Eve Arnold, Martine Franck, Susan Meiselas, Inge Morath, Marilyn Silverstone
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Below stairs : 400 years of servants' portraitsRichard & Maria Cosway : Regency artists of taste and fashionThe naked portrait, 1900-2007Light from the dark room : a celebration of Scottish photography, a Scottish-Canadian collaborationMen of the Clyde : Stanley Spencer's vision at Port GlasgowThe naked portrait : 1900 to 2007
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Galleries of Scotland

Édimbourg (GB)

Edinburgh (Lothian) Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Edinburgh Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Galería Nacional Escocesa del Retrato

Galerie portrait nationale d'Écosse

Gallery of Scotland

Great Britain Scottish National Portrait Gallery

National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh National Portrait Gallery

National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh Portrait Gallery

National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh Scottish National Portrait Gallery

National Galleries of Scotland Gallery of Scotland

National Galleries of Scotland National Gallery of Scotland

National Galleries of Scotland National Portrait Gallery

National Galleries of Scotland Portrait Gallery

National Galleries of Scotland Scottish National Portrait Gallery

National Gallery of Scotland

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh

National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

PG

Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery Edinburgh

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Skota Nacia Portretgalerio

Национальная портретная галерея Шотландии

Національна портретна галерея Шотландії

גלריית הדיוקנאות הלאומית של סקוטלנד

스코틀랜드 국립 초상화 미술관

スコットランド国立肖像画美術館

蘇格蘭國立肖像美術館

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English (207)

German (1)

French (1)

Turkish (1)

Italian (1)