The pictures in this exhibition of Scottish artists were all collected or commissioned by British monarchs, and they reflect their greatly varied tastes. They also provide a history of the monarchs’ changing relationship with Scotland from George III, who only knew the Scots who had come to England, to Queen Victoria, who loved the Scottish Highlands so much that she bought an estate there and rebuilt Balmoral Castle in the Scottish baronial style to be her home. Here her German consort Prince Albert not only strode about in a kilt made of a new tartan he had designed but als0 insisted that all male staff and visitors wear it too.

Allan Ramsay, George III, ca....

 
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