'The Italian Connection' is a temporary exhibition at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh, which explores the enduring artistic links between Scotland and Italy. Drawn from the City Art Centre’s own collection of Scottish art, it features work in a range of media by artists including Allan Ramsay, E.A. Walton, F.C.B. Cadell, Stanley Cursiter and Eduardo Paolozzi. This Curation showcases some of the highlights of the exhibition.


For more information about the exhibition at the City Art Centre see: https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/italian-connection

14 artworks
Katherine Hall of Dunglass (d.1745)
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Katherine Hall of Dunglass (d.1745)

Allan Ramsay (1713–1784)

Oil on canvas

H 127 x W 104.1 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Charity
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Charity

David Allan (1744–1796)

Oil on canvas

H 108 x W 60.8 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh, before the Mound Was Completed
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Edinburgh, before the Mound Was Completed

Andrew Wilson (1780–1848)

Oil on board

H 13 x W 20.5 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Hymn to the Rose
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Hymn to the Rose 1907

John Duncan (1866–1945)

Oil on canvas

H 122.2 x W 122.2 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Interior – Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
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Interior – Santa Maria della Salute, Venice 1911

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937)

Oil on canvas

H 117 x W 90 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Synthesis of the Supper Room at an Arts Club Reception
© estate of Stanley Cursiter. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Synthesis of the Supper Room at an Arts Club Reception 1913

Stanley Cursiter (1887–1976)

Oil on canvas board

H 25.2 x W 35.4 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

EA_Walton_Farmyard_near_Florence_jpg
Image credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh - City of Edinburgh Council. (Photo: Antonia Reeve)

Farmyard near Florence

Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), 'Farmyard near Florence', 1921, gouache on linen.

San Gimignano, Italy, 1925
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San Gimignano, Italy, 1925

Philip Douglas Maclagan (1901–1972)

Oil on canvas

H 43.3 x W 63.8 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Horse's Head
© trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS 2023. Image credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Horse's Head 1947 & 1974

Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (1924–2005) and Morris Singer Art Foundry Ltd (founded 1927)

Bronze

H 69 x W 37 x D 47 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Joyce a Firenze
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Joyce a Firenze 1956

David McClure (1926–1998)

Gouache, ink & oil on card

H 49.5 x W 40.6 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Olivier (Olive Trees)
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Olivier (Olive Trees) c.1964–1965

Aleksander Żyw (1905–1995)

Oil & charcoal on canvas

H 161 x W 116.5 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Bathers
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Bathers 1965

Vincent Butler (1933–2017)

Fibreglass on wood

H 51 x W 53.5 x D 10 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Anticoli, Italy
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Anticoli, Italy

William John Connon (b.1929)

Oil on board

H 121.9 x W 142.3 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Still Life with a Clay Pipe
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Still Life with a Clay Pipe 1985

Alberto Morrocco (1917–1998)

Oil on canvas

H 61 x W 73.7 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Amalfi Cathedral
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Amalfi Cathedral

Joan Renton (b.1935)

Oil on canvas

H 88 x W 73 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council