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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery on Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. It holds the national collections of portraits, all of which are of, but not necessarily by, Scots. In addition it also holds the Scottish National Photography Collection. It is a red sandstone Gothic revival building, designed by Robert Rowand Anderson and built between 1885 and 1890, and modelled on the Doges Palace in Venice.

Its collection includes:

It was established by newspaper magnate John Ritchie Findlay, owner of The Scotsman, who presented it to the nation. It opened in 1889.

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Coordinates: 55°57′19.5″N 3°11′36.9″W / 55.955417°N 3.193583°W / 55.955417; -3.193583



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