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The Skating Minister

The Skating Minister is an oil painting attributed to Henry Raeburn in the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. It was practically unknown until about 1949, but has since become 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. The painting depicts Robert Walker, a Church of Scotland minister and a member of the Edinburgh Skating Club, the world's first organized figure skating club. The club often met at Duddingston Loch, the scene of this painting.

Painting credit: Henry Raeburn (attributed)

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