Paintings in Glasgow Libraries Paintings in Glasgow Libraries

Over the years, the Mitchell Library and other community libraries have accumulated a small collection of paintings from bequests, donations, loans and gifts.


About the paintings

Fishing Trawler by John Bellany (1942–2013), located in Mitchell Library

'Fishing Trawler' by John Bellany (1942–2013), located in Mitchell Library

Over the years, the Mitchell Library and other community libraries have accumulated a small collection of paintings from bequests, donations, loans and gifts.

A portrait of Stephen Mitchell, the library’s first benefactor, proudly hangs in the Mitchell’s North Street entrance. Mr and Mrs Robert Jeffrey’s portraits hang in the Jeffrey Library alongside the bookcases from their home, Crosslee House. The bookcases were bequeathed along with Robert Jeffrey’s entire collection of books. A portrait of George Baillie, another benefactor, can be seen in Baillie’s Reading Room.


Image gallery

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