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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Skating Minister
The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, better known by its truncated title The Skating Minister, is an oil painting by Sir Henry Raeburn in the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. It was practically unknown until about 1949; today, however, it is one of Scotland's best known paintings. It is considered an icon of Scottish culture, painted during one of the most remarkable periods in the country's history, the Scottish Enlightenment.

Attribution controversy

The Skating Minister: The Story Behind the Painting. Written by Lynne Gladstone-Millar, this book tells the story behind this painting. It gives details about the artist, the Reverend, and the setting of the painting. It was published in 2005 by Woodstocker Books.

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