The latest display at the National Library of Scotland showcases new paintings and celebrates the rich literary history of the John Murray Archive.
Renowned Scottish artist Hugh Buchanan spent a year working with the archive — one of the world's greatest literary and publishing collections.
'Hugh Buchanan paints the John Murray Archive' exhibits 19 watercolours that represent nine writers published by Murray, including:
- Jane Austen
- Lord Byron
- Sir Arthur Conan Coyle
- Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Accompanied by comments from the artist, the paintings highlight the beauty and depth of the archive. Alongside them is a selection of the manuscripts and books which inspired the watercolours.
The free display is open daily until 6 September. Afterwards it will transfer to the John Martin Gallery in Albemarle Street, London, only yards from the archive's original home.
Read more in our Hugh Buchanan display media release.
25 June 2015