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The Monarch of the Glen

March 27, 2017

As part of the National Galleries of Scotland’s campaign to raise funds for the purchase of Sir Edwin Landseer’s painting The Monarch of the Glen (About 1851) I spoke to Sir Peter Blake and Peter Saville about how they appropriated this symbol of Scottishness in their own work.

Blake’s painting was commissioned by Sir Paul McCartney in 1966, and hung in the lobby of his production company in London. It was here that designer Peter Saville saw the work, and was later inspired to create his own homage…

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