Skating Minister: The Story Behind The Painting

Skating Minister: The Story Behind The Painting

Skating Minister: The Story Behind the Painting

The finely balanced, black-clad figure of a minister skating on ice on a gray and wintry afternoon has become a Scottish icon. This is one of Scotland's most visited pictures.

Review
Thomson and Gladstone-Millar provide neat pen portraits of Walker and his circle of friends, and suggest plausible art-historical influences. David Robertson, Scotsman, 27.11.04

About the Author
Duncan Thomson is a Keeper at the National Gallery of Scotland. Lynne Gladstone-Millar is a freelance writer and journalist. Her other books include John Napier: Logarithm John also published by NMS

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