Drumlanrig: The Castle, Its People and Its Paintings (Hardcover)

Drumlanrig: The Castle, Its People and Its Paintings By Richard Buccleuch, Fritz Von Der Schulenburg (Photographer), John Montagu Douglas Scott (Editor) Cover Image
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With its picturesque domes, walls of pale pink sandstone and splendid Dumfriesshire setting, Drumlanrig is one of Scotland's most romantic castles, its story entwined with that of the country itself. Today's castle was superimposed on a medieval Douglas stronghold by the 1st Duke of Queensberry and took a decade to build. Finished in 1689, its North Front is a stunning stage set of dressed stone, classical pilasters and carvings of swags, scrolls and spooky faces. The 2nd Duke, known as 'The Union Duke' for his role in the 1707 Act of Union, added the great oak staircase, while his son created the vast gardens. The 4th Duke, a rakish cousin known as 'Old Q', left it to future Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry to rescue the castle and fill it with treasures, including Rembrandt's luminous Old Woman Reading.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780995756694
ISBN-10: 0995756694
Publisher: Cornucopia Books/Caique Publishing
Publication Date: December 14th, 2022
Pages: 228
Language: English