Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Exotic Packaging: National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland own a beautiful painting of a skater by Sir Henry Raeburn  and they use the image (or used to) on their paper bags and tissue paper.
This little bag and the tissue paper show a silhouette of the Reverend Robert Walker skating on Duddingston Loch. Click on the link above to find out more. 
It's a lovely picture of a man skating on what looks like a nasty cold day. And yet he doesn't seem to have wrapped up much. I guess in 1700 something people didn't have central heating so did not feel the need to wrap up so much when they left the house.

I had to tape the tissue paper to the window in order to photograph it. 
The design is white on white. Very chic. But you can't scan it.

A friend came back from Edinburgh years ago with a bunch of souvenirs and she gave me this paper. 
I've been using it to wrap my Christmas decorations ever since. 
When was that? Goodness... at least 15 years ago I think, maybe more.