Amplified tour: free but booking essential.
The Monarch of the Glen is one of the most famous British pictures of the nineteenth century; for many people it encapsulates the grandeur and majesty of Scotland’s highlands and wildlife. Here Landseer depicts a monumental and precisely defined ‘royal’ or twelve point stag – a reference to the number of points on its antlers. Many of his paintings show interactions between humans and animals, but in this, his most well-known work, a single emblematic creature is viewed in a moment of exhilaration. It became widely admired in nineteenth century, when it was reproduced in prints, and achieved even greater renown in the twentieth century when it was employed as a marketing image for various products, so endowing it with global recognition.
Venue Hearing System
- Type of Hearing System
- Amplified Tours: Regular programme of artist led tours using a Conversor Pro portable loop. This is also available at gallery talks and the Hawthorn
- Hearing System Collection Point
- varies with event
How to Book
National Galleries of Scotland
Venue Audio Tour
- Venue Audio Tour Information
- Audio tours may be available for special exhibitions.