Downstairs at the de young is this fascinating exhibition from Scotland which includes works that span more than 400 years by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. One of the masterpiece, Sandro Botticelli’s The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1485), has never been shown in the United States before now.

The presentation includes 55 works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland: the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. This exhibit runs from March 7 – May 31.Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 10.10.11 PMSandro Botticelli, The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, ca.1490. Tempera and gold on canvas. Scottish National GalleryIMG_5167Francis Campbell Bolleau Cadell, Scottish, 1883-1937, Portrait of a Lady in Black, ca 1921, Oil on canvasIMG_5165Andre Derain, French, 1880-1954, Collioure, 1905, Oil on CanvasIMG_5161John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892. Oil on canvas. Scottish National Gallery IMG_5160Sir Anthony van Dyck, Flemish, 1599-1641, Princess Elizabeth (1635-1650) and Princess Anne (1637-1640), Daughters of Charles I, 1637, Oil on canvas.IMG_5156Sir Joshua Reynolds, English, 1723-1792, The Ladies Waldegrave, 1780-1781, Oil on canvas.IMG_5153Sir Henry Raeburn, Revd. Robert Walker, Skating on Duddingston Loch, ca.1795. Oil on canvas. Scottish National GalleryIMG_5151Jan Lievens, Dutch, 1607-1674, Young Man in Yellow, ca 1630-1631, Oil on canvas