Masterpieces from Mount Stuart: The Bute Collection – Scottish National Gallery until 2 December 2012
Jacob van Ruisdael:Winter View of the Hekelveld in Amsterdam courtesy of Scottish National Gallery
A selection of some of the finest Old Master paintings from the famous Bute Collection at Mount Stuart is to go on public display in Scotland for the first time in more than 60 years. Masterpieces from Mount Stuart will be a highlight of the spring exhibition programme at the Scottish National Gallery, featuring superb landscapes, stunning portraits and fascinating scenes of everyday life by artists such as Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch and Jacob Jordaens.
Mount Stuart, a magnificent Victorian Gothic mansion on the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, was built by the 3rd Marquess of Bute and is home to one of the greatest collections of Old Master pictures in the UK. 19 Dutch, Flemish, Early Netherlandish and French masterpieces will be on show and this will be the largest display of works from the estate seen in public since the 1949 Edinburgh Festival.
Scottish National Gallery