Arthur Melville (1855-1904)

The Lawn Tennis Party at Marcus Glasgow, 1889 Watercolour and pencil heightened with body colour, on paper 760 x 940 x 34 mm Originally conceived in the late summer of 1886, Melville’s fresh and spontaneous watercolour shows the family home of John Robertson (a friend of the artist), at Marcus in north-east Scotland.  Robertson himself … Read more

A Tale of Two Empires: Rome and Persia

A stand-off between two superpowers may feel like a relatively modern phenomenon – but it is one with roots extending back thousands of years. ‘A Tale of Two Empires’ charts a fascinating journey: from the violence, glory and humiliation of the third century; through the artistic interaction, peace, and tolerance of the early fifth to … Read more