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Masterpieces from Mount Stuart: the Bute Collection

Exhibition: 19 May 2012 - 3 February 2013

For the first time in more than 60 years a selection of Old Master Paintings from the famous Bute Collection at Mount Stuart is going on public display in Scotland. Featuring nineteen Dutch, Flemish, Early Netherlandish, and French pictures the exhibition includes celebrated landscapes by Aelbert Cuyp and Jacob van Ruisdael, scenes from everyday life by Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, and David Teniers as well as portraits by Joos van Cleve, Jacob Jordaens, and Antoine Le Nain. The Bute Collection was primarily formed in the second half of the eighteenth century by John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute and Prime Minister to George III. It was regarded as the best collection of Dutch and Flemish pictures formed in Britain before the French Revolution. Since the nineteenth century, the collection has been housed at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute.

This exhibition has been realised in collaboration and with the support of the 7th Marquess of Bute and Mount Stuart Trust.


‘Masterpieces from Mount Stuart’ The Bute Collection
Anthony Crichton-Stuart & Christian Tico Seifert
64pp, Hardback, 33 illustrations