Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery on Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. It holds the national collections of portraits, all of which are of, but not necessarily by, Scots. In addition it also holds the Scottish National Photography Collection. It is a red sandstone Gothic revival building, designed by Robert Rowand Anderson and built between 1885 and 1890, and modelled on the Doges Palace in Venice.

The gallery has been closed for refurbishment since April 2009 which is being carried out by Page\Park Architects, and is expected to reopen in late 2011.[1]

Its collection includes:

It was established by newspaper magnate John Ritchie Findlay, owner of The Scotsman, who presented it to the nation. It opened in 1889.

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Coordinates: 55°57′19.5″N 3°11′36.9″W / 55.955417°N 3.193583°W / 55.955417; -3.193583