From Saturday, March 5, 2016 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
  From Mar 5, 2016 to Mar 3, 2019
  Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Caution: this exhibition in Scottish National Portrait Gallery has ended. View an overview of all exhibitions in Scottish National Portrait Gallery for current exhibitions.

Celebrated as the centre of classical and modern European civilisation, Italy held many attractions for eighteenth-century Scots. Artists and architects came to study its matchless heritage. Wealthy aristocrats refined their minds and manners in a world of glamour and learning. A motley crowd of adventurers and loyalists pinned their hopes on the exiled Stuart court. Dealers and entrepreneurs, meanwhile, exploited a seemingly endless supply of artistic treasures. Featuring stunning artworks from across the National Galleries of Scotland, this exhibition explores the Scottish experience of Italy in the eighteenth-century, the period when fascination with the country reached its height.

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