The speed and low cost of producing silhouettes made them affordable to more levels of society than any other type of portraiture before photography, and the authors of silhouettes ranged from amateurs to specialist professionals. This talk will shine a light on the illustrious, the obscure and the scandalous sitters of these intriguing portraits as curator Liz Louis explores the rich history of silhouettes in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org.
We provide a sensory map of the building to help visitors identify areas with changes in light, smells and noise. It locates seating areas and less crowded, quieter spaces. Printed copies are available from the front desk at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.