STIRLING SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM

The Smith Art Gallery was founded in 1874 from the bequest of the artist Thomas Stuart Smith (d. 1869). It has a fine collection of Scottish painting, including work by Alexander Nasmyth, Sir William Allan, and John Duncan. It has one of the most important and least known Scottish history collections, such as the oldest dated curling stone (1511) in the world, the Stirling Jug, dating from 1457, the measure by which all other Scottish measures were regulated, ancient tartans, woven in Wilson’s mills in Bannockburn and a figure of Justice so old, that she does not have the traditional blindfold, used from the 16th century onwards.


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