Curated by Historic Environment Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, it showcases paintings by artists from Alexander Nasmyth
and William McTaggart to the "Glasgow Boys" Sir James Guthrie and Sir John Lavery.
(10) The 'Head of Burns' was based on Alexander Nasmyth
's portrait of the poet, but this author frontispiece is the result of the re-engraving of the 'Emblematical frontispiece' that the booksellers had prefixed to their edition of Ramsay.
His father, Alexander Nasmyth
, was a well-known landscape painter and fostered his son's love of art and drawing which he held throughout his life.
Although we all know what Robert Burns looked like from the painting by Alexander Nasmyth
, right, Caroline and her team at the University of Dundee have created a life-size model of Burns' head, reconstructed using state-of-theart forensic technology.
The second stamp features Alexander Nasmyth
's famous portrait of the Ayrshire poet.
Until now, the most famous image of Burns was the 18th-century portrait by Alexander Nasmyth
, which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
Among the iconic works held at the stunning Victorian Gothic building on Queen Street is the world's best-known portrait of Robert Burns, by Alexander Nasmyth
, and of Mary, Queen of Scots.