Bringing home the creels

Bringing home the creels

The white cottage known as ‘Buckies’ is easily identifiable (right-hand side of photo) at the junction of the shoreline and the road running from the harbour up to the village. 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.
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Bringing home the creels

Bringing home the creels

The white cottage known as ‘Buckies’ is easily identifiable (right-hand side of photo) at the junction of the shoreline and the road running from the harbour up to the village. 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.
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