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Scottish National Gallery opens Red Chalk Raphael to Ramsay

The Scottish National Gallery presents Red Chalk Raphael to Ramsay, a free exhibition on view 18th February − 10th June 2012.

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Copy of the Figure of ‘Prudence’ from Raphael’s Fresco of ‘The Virtues’ in the Stanza della Segnatura (Vatican). Red chalk and thin brushwork on paper (with added strip along left and lower margins): 18.00 x 21.20 cm. Scottish National Gallery.

This new exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery explores the versatile and beautiful drawing medium of red chalk. Comprising 35 works from the Gallery’s world-class collection, Red Chalk: Raphael to Ramsay showcases a diverse range of exquisite drawings by distinguished artists, such as Peter Paul Rubens, Salvator Rosa, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher and David Allan. The display features works which, due to their delicate nature, are rarely on show, as well as a number of drawings being exhibited for the first time. –

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