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17. Glasgow (9) The Hunterian Art Gallery

The Hunterian Art gallery is now housed in a modern building that is part of Glasgow University.

The Hunterian Art Gallery

 

'A moment in the life of an art gallery'

Two visitors examining three of Whistler's famous paintings in oil on canvas. The gallery is justly famous for its James Whistler collection.

Left: "Harmony in Fawn Colour and Purple": Portrait of Miss Molly Finch mid 1880s

Middle: "The Blue Girl": Connie Gilchrist ~1879 'Blue upon Blue'

Right: "Harmony in Coral and Blue": Miss Finch mid 1880's

One of the main gallery rooms of the Hunterian Art Gallery. The painting on the right is "Sound of Jura' by William McTaggert (1835-1915) painted in 1894. McTaggert was fascinated by effects of weather and seasons on land or at sea. The children on the beach are beautifully and evocatively painted.

 

The stone sculpture 'TOOLS FOR THE SHAMAN' by Jake Harvey, born in Kelso 1948. Executed in Kilkenny black fossil diorite limestone.

 

Rio 1964-1965, in bronze by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (Edinburgh 1924 - London 2005)

 

This fine neo-classical building to the right of the Hunterian Gallery is the Wellington Church of The Church of Scotland on University Avenue.

 

GLASGOW INDEX: Glasgow (1) Some buildings and Streets * Glasgow (2) The Peoples Palace Social History Museum * Glasgow (3) The Winter Gardens, Templeton's Carpet factory building & Doulton Fountain * Glasgow (4a) Glasgow Cathedral - building and architecture * Glasgow (4b) Glasgow Cathedral - stained glass windows * Glasgow (4c) The Necropolis * Glasgow (5) St George's Square * Glasgow (6) Glasgow School of Art - Rennie Mackintosh * Glasgow (7) The Willow Tea Room - Rennie Mackintosh * Glasgow (8) University of Glasgow and Chapel * Glasgow (9) The Hunterian Art Gallery * Glasgow (10) Queen Street Station & Central Station * Glasgow (11) SYHA Glasgow (Scottish Youth Hostel) * Glasgow (12) Kelvingrove Park * Glasgow (13) Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum * Glasgow (14) River Clyde, Bridges and Science Centre

 

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