£2 Talk ‘Landseer, the Monarch of the Glen and Scotland’ with Professor John Morrison
Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), the painter of The Monarch of the Glen (c.1851), is a major figure of nineteenth century English painting.
A close friend of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, a regular guest at Balmoral and at many of the great houses of the Highlands he painted works which have become synonymous with the idea of Scotland. None more so than The Monarch of the Glen. It is one of the most iconic images of Scotland ever produced. This talk will look at why it is that it holds that position. It will consider the context for its creation in the middle of the nineteenth century and explore what the painting is really about.