Focusing on fluctuations in the market from around 1900-1960, the book explores the formation of the modern French paintings' collection at the National Galleries of Scotland. It examines issues such as the Galleries' acquisitions policy, its limited budget and the role of major Scottish philanthropists such as Hugh A. Laird, Sir John Kirkhope, Alexander and Rosalind Maitland and Isabel Traill. It is an exploration of shifting tastes and rising markets, especially in the inter-war period.
|Publisher||National Galleries of Scotland|
|Number of pages||136|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2021|