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Paul McCartney gives some of late wife’s most intimate family snaps and portraits to Glasgow Museums

Sir Paul McCartney has donated a set of limited edition photographs taken by his late wife Linda to Glasgow Museums.

The set of 14 photographs includes images of Sir Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, which Linda took during her first professional shoot, as well as a range of intimate family portraits.

The photographs are currently being displayed as part of the Linda McCartney Retrospective that was curated by Sir Paul alongside two of his daughters, Mary and Stella.

The exhibition was first opened to the public in the UK when it went on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 5 earlier this year.

Sir Paul McCartney  has donated a set of 14 limited edition photographs taken by his late wife Linda to Glasgow Museums. Pictured: The former Beatles star with his daughter Mary in one of the photographs being donated which was also used on the cover of his hit Maybe, I’m Amazed that was released in 1976

The Linda McCartney Retrospective was curated by Sir Paul with two of his daughters, Mary and Stella. It originally went on show for the first time in the UK at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 5. Pictured: One of Linda's photographs featuring Aretha Franklin modelling for Mademoiselle, Los Angeles, in 1968

The Linda McCartney Retrospective was curated by Sir Paul with two of his daughters, Mary and Stella. It originally went on show for the first time in the UK at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 5. Pictured: One of Linda’s photographs featuring Aretha Franklin modelling for Mademoiselle, Los Angeles, in 1968

Deputy leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow Life David McDonald said: ‘The Linda McCartney Retrospective at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has been very warmly received.

‘We were delighted to be the first venue in the UK to show this exhibition and our greatest thanks go to Sir Paul McCartney for his incredibly generous gift.

‘This wonderful addition to our collection ensures visitors to Glasgow Museums can continue to engage with and enjoy Linda McCartney’s stunning work for generations to come.’

Linda McCartney became a professional photographer in the mid-1960s capturing Jimi Hendrix (above), The Rolling Stones and The Beatles among others

Linda McCartney became a professional photographer in the mid-1960s capturing Jimi Hendrix (above), The Rolling Stones and The Beatles among others

The retrospective - which was previously shown in Vienna, Seoul and Montpellier - also includes one of Linda's diaries from the 1960s and a selection of her cameras and photographic equipment. Pictured: Sir Mick Jagger in 1976

The retrospective – which was previously shown in Vienna, Seoul and Montpellier – also includes one of Linda’s diaries from the 1960s and a selection of her cameras and photographic equipment. Pictured: Sir Mick Jagger in 1976

The rest of the collection will remain on show in Glasgow until January 12 next year. Pictured: Cinnamon the horse

The rest of the collection will remain on show in Glasgow until January 12 next year. Pictured: Cinnamon the horse

Linda McCartney became a professional photographer in the mid-1960s capturing Brian Jones, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles among others.

Sir Paul often joked that he had ruined her photography career as their marriage overshadowed her work. 

In the last years of her life she was also known for her activism, animal rights campaigning and vegetarian food line.

She died from breast cancer in 1998 at the age of 56.

Fiona Hayes, curator of social history with Glasgow Museums, said: 'Linda McCartney was a talented photographer who showed a real flair for capturing popular culture in the 1960s and the huge changes in attitude, dress and lifestyle that followed.' Pictured: Linda McCartney photographed by guitarist Eric Clapton in 1967

Fiona Hayes, curator of social history with Glasgow Museums, said: ‘Linda McCartney was a talented photographer who showed a real flair for capturing popular culture in the 1960s and the huge changes in attitude, dress and lifestyle that followed.’ Pictured: Linda McCartney photographed by guitarist Eric Clapton in 1967

Sir Paul often joked that he ruined her photography career as their marriage overshadowed her work. Pictured: The Beatles on the set of their famous Abbey Road shoot in London in 1969

Sir Paul often joked that he ruined her photography career as their marriage overshadowed her work. Pictured: The Beatles on the set of their famous Abbey Road shoot in London in 1969

Linda made history as the first woman to ever shoot a Rolling Stones front page image and was praised for her candid celebrity snaps. Pictured: The Beatles at the home of their manager Brian Epstein in Belgravia, London, in 1967

Linda made history as the first woman to ever shoot a Rolling Stones front page image and was praised for her candid celebrity snaps. Pictured: The Beatles at the home of their manager Brian Epstein in Belgravia, London, in 1967

The retrospective – which was previously shown in Vienna, Seoul and Montpellier – also includes one of Linda’s diaries from the 1960s and a selection of her cameras and photographic equipment. 

It will remain in Glasgow until January 12 next year.

Fiona Hayes, curator of social history with Glasgow Museums, said: ‘Linda McCartney was a talented photographer who showed a real flair for capturing popular culture in the 1960s and the huge changes in attitude, dress and lifestyle that followed.

‘She was at the very heart of these changes and her easy, creative, artistic style of photography perfectly reflected this time.’

In the last years of her life Linda also became known for her activism, animal rights campaigning and vegetarian food line. Pictured: Paul McCartney laughing as he walked through the streets of Glasgow in 1970

In the last years of her life Linda also became known for her activism, animal rights campaigning and vegetarian food line. Pictured: Paul McCartney laughing as he walked through the streets of Glasgow in 1970

The retrospective - which was previously shown in Vienna, Seoul and Montpellier - also includes one of Linda’s diaries from the 1960s and a selection of her cameras and photographic equipment. Pictured: Sir Paul with two of his daughters Mary (left) and Heather (right) as they sat on a fence in Scotland in 1970

The retrospective – which was previously shown in Vienna, Seoul and Montpellier – also includes one of Linda’s diaries from the 1960s and a selection of her cameras and photographic equipment. Pictured: Sir Paul with two of his daughters Mary (left) and Heather (right) as they sat on a fence in Scotland in 1970

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