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Garscube House, near Glasgow, once contained one of the most distinguished collections of continental Old Master paintings in Scotland. Formed in the 1820s and 1830s by Sir Archibald Campbell of Succoth (1769-1846), 2nd Baronet, the collection was visited by Waagen on his tour of Britain in 1851,...
This article offers the first examination of the Fonthill household auction held in August 1807, occasioned by William Beckford's decision to dismantle his father's mansion in favour of his new residence, the celebrated Fonthill Abbey. It examines the public interest in the sale that captured the...