Active in Paris during the mid-seventeenth century, Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu Le Nain created some of the most beautiful and enigmatic works of art. They lived together, shared a studio, and worked in such an incredibly interwoven manner that, three hundred years later, the question of which brother created which painting continues to fascinate art historians.
Today's talk explores the history and collections of one of the world’s great undiscovered treasure houses, Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute. The island has been the home of the Stuarts of Bute since the granting of the lands by King Robert the II of Scotland in the year 1400 and the gothic masterpiece that is Mount Stuart is the repository of over 660 years of history and collecting. Home to a vast archive as well as collections of furniture, decorative arts, silver, textiles, as well as a world class art collection, there is a lot to discover.