Category Archives: Art

The Missing Colourist? Searching for John Maclauchlan Milne RSA

  In this guest post, Maurice Millar explores the life and work of the often-overlooked Dundee Colourist painter John Maclauchlan Milne.   John Maclauchlan Milne (1885-1957) – JMM –  was in the same places, at the same times, doing the same thing, as those who would later become known as ‘The Scottish Colourists’, namely the

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Patronage and ‘the general taste for Portrait’: David Allan and the Erskine of Torrie Portrait

  In this guest post, Dr Nel Whiting takes a look at the role of gender in shaping the portraiture of David Allan (1744-96), specifically in his family portrait of the Erskines of Torrie. Follow Nel on Twitter at @nel_whiting   Historical portraits are more than likenesses of people from the past; they are artful

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