Masterpieces from Mount Stuart: The Bute Collection
18 May – 2 December 2012
For the first time in over 60 years a selection of the finest Old Master Paintings from the renowned Bute Collection at Mount Stuart will be on public display in Scotland.
Formed in the late eighteenth century by John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute and Prime Minister to George III, the Bute Collection is widely considered to be one of the best British collections of Dutch and Flemish pictures. Its permanent home is Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, one of the finest examples of Gothic revival architecture in Britain.