Mr and Mrs Jaffray

Agnes Wilson and her husband John Jaffray (died 1836) were well–known Stirling people. John was a weaver and spirit dealer who married Agnes in 1808. He was the son of the famous William “Citizen” Jaffray (1749 – 1828), supporter of the French Revolution who made it his mission to vaccinate

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The Eyes of the Wanderer” Photography Exhibition, May 2016

A new exhibition opens today in the Smith Cafe.  The work of Smith volunteer Alan Gardiner with fellow Forth Valley College students Patrice Hunter and Andrew Sherriff The exhibition will run between 12th May and the 31st July, with each photographer displaying seven of their best images that they have

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Image show portrait of Queen Caroline of Ansbach (1683 -1737)

Queen Caroline of Ansbach (1683 -1737)

Queen Caroline is one of the larger portraits in the Smith collections. With paintings of her husband, King George 11 and his father, King George 1, she has been in Stirling since 1720, when she was commissioned for the Tolbooth. She is represented with the regalia and symbols of the

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Wallace Monument

This is the Year of Architecture, when the National Wallace Monument will be celebrating the 155th anniversary of the laying foundation stone, 24 June 1861.  It was one of the biggest public events in 19th century Scotland, and was followed by one of the longest building programmes.  The Monument was

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The Lovers’ Last Lunch, Ian Thompson, 1997

The current exhibition at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is Twentieth Century Art from the Smith’s Collection. This is one of about 60 works in the show, which runs until 14 August. Many different movements and styles are covered, and every decade of the century is represented. The

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Terrier and Rat, C Pelham

The Public Catalogue Foundation which worked with the BBC to photograph every oil painting in public collections in Britain has changed its name and website to become Art UK. As part of the re-branding process, the Smith’s outspoken Cat-in-Residence, Oswald C. Smith (@SmithSuperCat) gave an interview on works of art,

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First day as an Intern – Nele Thorrez

Intern Nele Thorrez Nationality: Belgian Studies: Master Degree: audio visual and visual art, department Photography, Sint-Lukas, Brussels On a 4 month internship funded by http://www.flandersknowledgearea.be/ On the first day of my internship Iwas able to see the restoration of a painting. I need to say: Waw! I’ve never seen it

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Guardians of Scotland Trust

The exhibition of the six finalists in the Guardians of Scotland Trust competition for the design of an artwork to commemorate the part of both William Wallace and Andrew de Moray continues at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum until 21 February. Moray died not long after the battle

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Drouthy Neebours, The Great Art Quest

Today’s story is about the up and coming generation of Stirling artists. This painting by Liam McQueen of Riverside Primary School is one of many in the Great Art Quest exhibition at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum which takes its inspiration from Robert Burns’ great poem Tam O’

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Day Dress

Sewing Sample Day Dress, by Matilda Murdoch, 1839

The Stirling Smith does not have a large collection of costume, but this is one of 26 items, sewn by eight year old Matilda Murdoch in 1839. Each piece of clothing is a sewing sample, produced to demonstrate how the stitching should be done. This dress is no more than

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