Copying at The Scottish Portrait Gallery

Lady Charlotte Campbell

Recently, while traveling in Europe, I had the opportunity to copy at the Scottish Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. The painting I copied was Lady Charlotte Campbell (1775-1861) by Wilhelm Tischbein, which I chose because I love children’s portraits.  It’s quite elaborate and proved a challenge, but there aren’t many portraits of children in the gallery and I was drawn to her innocent, youthful face.

Lady Charlotte Campbell is a very large painting so it was necessary to crop it to be able to complete as much of the portrait as possible within my allotted time.

I’ll never forget the personnel at The Scottish Portrait Gallery.  They, and the people of Edinburgh, are extraordinarily friendly and helpful.