Online Since 1999!


Loading

FiltersShow / Hide

Reformation To Revolution  picture

Until Sat 31st Dec

Reformation To Revolution

@ Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG), Edinburgh

← Please choose a date…

Tickets

online

Promotions

available

Limited

availability

3rd Party

tickets

Presale

tickets

Coming

Soon

Unavailable

Try the box office

Sold Out

No tickets for sale

Notes

Check the info below

Ticket

information

Free

Woo hoo!

← Please choose a ticket…

We have more than one ticket for this event - please choose one from the list

Pick A Date

Viagogo offer you a safe way of buying tickets for "sold out" shows.

Please check the artist line-up and event details on the purchase page before you buy

Buy with confidence from Ents24's trusted ticket partners.

Sold By:

Tickets: Available Limited

We now accept: PayPal

Ents24 now accepts PayPal...

in addition to major credit and debit cards:

  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro

Tickets will be on sale here on
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

More buying choices

Ticket Type: Sold By: Tickets & Prices:

Call 0844 412 4642 to speak to the Ents24 team
calls cost 6p per min plus standard network charges

Ents24 have been trusted online since 1999

Ents24 is proud to be…

  • The UK's most popular independent ticketing website.
  • Trusted by entertainment fans since 1999.
  • An easy and safe place to buy tickets for thousands of shows.

Reformation To Revolution

At the beginning of the sixteenth century Scotland was a Catholic state governed by the Stewart dynasty (who later spelled their name Stuart). By the close of the seventeenth century the monarchy, church and parliament had all changed drastically.

After 1603 the Stuarts, now based in London, were absentee rulers, and the nature of kingship was itself increasingly contested. The huge upheavals of the Reformation saw Protestantism become the nation’s official religion. The collapse of the old church and the dispersal of its lands and wealth brought about a major shift of power and income: new landed classes vied with established noble families for status and influence.

These complex changes had important cultural consequences. With religious painting no longer acceptable, there was an increase in demand for secular art forms, portraiture in particular. This coincided with a growing merchant and professional class beginning to commission works of art to display their increased ambition and economic strength.

Painted portraits were expensive, and those who acquired them came from the wealthiest levels of society, both old and new. These men and women used portraits to assert ideas of social status as well as to record an individual likeness. Their images played a significant role in the struggles for power, identity and nationhood during this period.

Image © National Galleries of Scotland

Track this event

  • Event has been added to your calendar
  • Any important updates will be sent to your email address

Manage your tracking here

  • Add to your personal Ents24 calendar
  • Sync with iCal, Outlook and others
  • Receive important updates

Venue Facts

Venue: Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG)


Address:
1 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JD 55.955524, -3.193578

Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG) photo

Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG) map


Website: nationalgalleries.org

Email:

Enquiries: 01316246200


Train

  → Waverley 6 min walk