William Crozier, 'View from the Mound, Edinburgh, Looking West', Museums and Galleries Edinburgh
William Crozier, 'View from the Mound, Edinburgh, Looking West', Museums and Galleries Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s City Art Centre Looks at the Home Town

Title:
Edinburgh: Our City

Venue:
City Art Centre
2 Market St
Edinburgh
EH1 1DE

A new digital exhibition has opened featuring 22 works from the city’s collection of Scottish art, which is housed in the City Art Centre. Edinburgh: Our City is an opportunity for viewers to explore the capital as it has been captured through the centuries by some of Scotland’s most celebrated artists. 

The show has been curated by Margaret Findlay of Museums and Galleries Edinburgh and features favourite works selected by members of the front of house Team. These include Donald Provan’s Window View at Sighthill, Edinburgh, chosen by Retail and Reception Assistant Patrick Vaughan as the view from his childhood window, and William Crozier’s View from the Mound, Edinburgh, Looking West (pictured), chosen by Visitor Assistant Lynn Fulton, who said: “Painted 100 years ago, this painting has a timeless quality that resonates with today’s ‘lockdown’. Before Covid this view would be busy, with people marvelling at the views while meandering their way up to the castle. One year later, during a snowy January, this iconic setting is quiet and deserted.”

Other depictions include Caley Station, Edinburgh (1942) by Edwin George Lucas, The Port of Leith 1824 by Alexander Nasmyth and Leith Races by William Thomas Reed.

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