21 February 2013
Last updated at 15:47
Portraits of 50 prominent 20th Century Scottish comedians are going on display in a new exhibition. They include Emilio Coia's portrait of John Laurie, which dates from about 1945. All images are copyright of National Galleries of Scotland, except where stated.
The Tickling Jock: Comedy Greats From Sir Harry Lauder to Billy Connolly exhibition runs from 23 February to 25 May 2013 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Entertainment, 1990, by June Crisfield Chapman is on loan from the King's Theatre, Glasgow, and Glasgow City Council.
Jack Milroy and Rikki Fulton as Francie and Josie, painted by June Crisfield Chapman in 1990. The work is on loan from the King's Theatre, Glasgow, and Glasgow City Council.
Actor Duncan Macrae was painted in about 1940 by William Crosbie. The oil on canvas hangs in the National Galleries of Scotland.
Actor Graham Crowden in 1996 by Victoria Crowe. The exhibition includes archive recordings, sculpture and photographs which illustrate how Scottish comedy developed from the music hall and gramophone through to cinema and TV.
Sir Harry Lauder in 1915 by Henry Mayo Bateman. A 1904 recording of the comedian's song Stop yer tickling Jock features in the exhibition.
Actress and comedian Una McLean by Donald Maclellan. The exhibition includes works from the National Galleries' collections, as well as those on loan from Scottish venues and private collections.
Sir Harry Lauder and Sir Winston Churchill at Lauder's estate, Lauder Ha' in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire about 1942.
Ivor Cutler at home, from A Stuggy Pren by Katrina Lithgow.
Actor and comedian Rikki Fulton in about 1956, by Emilio Coia.
Ronnie Corbett in 2003 by Heidi Harrington, from a private collection.