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Talbot Rice Gallery

Located in Playfair's Georgian Gallery within the University of Edinburgh's Old College on South Bridge, the Talbot Rice Art Gallery exhibits a collection of paintings and bronzes. These include the Torrie Collection, a set of 16th and 17th Century European works collected by Sir James Erskine of Torrie, including the bronzes Anatomical Figure of a Horse by Giambologna and Cain and Abel by De Vries. The Talbot Rice also holds the Hope Scott Collection, with works by Bonnard, Ernst, Picasso, Utrillo and Van Dongen, together with paintings by 20th Century Scottish artists, including a significant collection of the works of William Johnstone (1897 - 1981).

In addition, the Talbot Rice maintains a reputation as a contemporary gallery showing several exhibitions each year.

The gallery is named after David Talbot Rice (1903 - 72), Professor of Fine Art at the University between 1934 and 1972, and opened shortly after his death.


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