Dr Viccy Coltman is a Senior Lecturer and Head of History of Art at the University of Edinburgh Stephen Lloyd is an independent art historian. He was Senior Curator at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (1993-2009) and President of ICOM's International Committee for Museums and Collections of Fine Arts (2004-2010).
"Overall, these essays offer thoughtful and often provocative assessments of Raeburn's art, the context of his times and his place in British cultural history. They attest to the current vitality of Raeburn studies-scholarship soon to be augmented by a modern, full-scale catalogue of Raeburn's paintings." -- William S. Rodner, ournal of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland