Gala 2013

Gala 2013

The white cottage known as ‘Buckies’ is easily identifiable (left-hand of photo) at the junction of the shoreline and the end of the pier. Buckies used to be the holiday home of Royan Middleton and his family from Aberdeen. Royan was a businessman who made his money from fine-art calendars. In the 1930s and 1940s he bought paintings by Cezanne, Bonnard, Renoir, Van Gogh and Modigliani. In his collection he had five paintings by Matisse including 'Enfants au piano', which is up for auction at Sothebys in 2016 at the highest ever estimated price for a Matisse painting - £12 to £18 million.

The white harled house with a central gable on the pier is the (significantly changed) cottage which T.E. Lawrence rented in 1930 when he was on leave from the RAF.
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Date:
2013-07-27 00:00:00.0
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Photographer:
Yvonne Ferguson
Gala 2013

Gala 2013

The white cottage known as ‘Buckies’ is easily identifiable (left-hand of photo) at the junction of the shoreline and the end of the pier. Buckies used to be the holiday home of Royan Middleton and his family from Aberdeen. Royan was a businessman who made his money from fine-art calendars. In the 1930s and 1940s he bought paintings by Cezanne, Bonnard, Renoir, Van Gogh and Modigliani. In his collection he had five paintings by Matisse including 'Enfants au piano', which is up for auction at Sothebys in 2016 at the highest ever estimated price for a Matisse painting - £12 to £18 million.

The white harled house with a central gable on the pier is the (significantly changed) cottage which T.E. Lawrence rented in 1930 when he was on leave from the RAF.
Ref:
Date:
2013-07-27 00:00:00.0
Location:
Photographer:
Yvonne Ferguson