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Colquhoun catalogue of prints and pictures at Rossdhu, Luss

Identifier: Coll-1521

Scope and Contents

The catalogue is dated 18 May 1871 and signed 'Sir J. Colquhoun'. There is a bookplate, 'Sir James Colquhoun, Bart.'. The list is headed 'Prints [...] at Rossdhu - Luss', and includes listings of items in 'Family bed room', in 'Best Bed Room No.6', in 'Best Bed Room Dressing Room No.7', a listing of 'Round miniature portraits', listing of 'Second Best Bedroom No.8', in 'Blue Room No.9', in the 'Old Nursery No.4', the paintings or 'Pictures in Small Sitting Room', listing for the 'Entrance Hall', the 'First Gallery', the 'Upper Gallery', 'Garret No.5', 'Bedroom No.8', 'Bedroom No.7', 'Bedroom Downstairs', 'Library', 'Dining Room', and 'Small Drawing Room'. There is also a list of 'Prints in the Upper Gallery' and of items placed in the rooms in attics as yet not hung with anything (in 1871).


  • Creation: 1871


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Biographical / Historical

Rossdhu near Luss, on Loch Lomond, is a Georgian house and ruined mediaeval castle of the Chiefs of the Clan Colquhoun. 'Ros dubh' is Gaelic for the 'Black Headland'.

The Colquhoun Baronetcy, of Luss, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 27 June 1786 for James Colquhoun. The fourth, fifth and seventh Baronets all served as Lord-Lieutenant of Dumbartonshire.

Sir James Colquhoun 26th of Luss - a friend and correspondent of Horace Walpole - was a connoisseur and collector of paintings, landscapes in particular, engravings, ancient coins and rare old china. Sir James Colquhoun (born 1804), the 28th Chief (4th Baronet), was drowned in Loch Lomond in 1873.


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Accession no: E2014.09.

Colquhoun catalogue of prints and pictures at Rossdhu, Luss, 1871
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