Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
The Buccleuch Collections
The Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust is responsible for the welfare of one of the world’s greatest private art collections. Augmented and developed by successive generations of the ducal Buccleuch family over 600 years, and currently divided between three of their UK homes – Drumlanrig Castle and Bowhill in Scotland and Boughton House in England – this collection of rare and important furniture, porcelain, drawings, silver, rugs, tapestries and sculpture, not to mention over 900 miniature portraits and 1,600 pictures, reflects the tastes, interests and history of one of Britain’s foremost noble families, from the early 15th century to the present day.
The paintings collection includes works by Leonardo, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Canaletto, Holbein, Reynolds and Gainsborough, with the decorative arts across all genres represented with equal distinction. The present Duke, Richard, 10th Duke of Buccleuch & 12th of Queensberry, continues collecting, following in the footsteps of his father, and some 33 previous generations father-to-son before them.