Duff House, Aberdeenshire: Claude Monet – A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight

Claude Monet, A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight, The National Galleries of Scotland

A country house gallery displaying collections from the National Galleries of Scotland, Duff House in Aberdeenshire has begun its autumn programme of exhibitions and events:

Until 22 March 2020: Claude Monet’s Impressionist masterpiece A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight will be on display in the Marble Lobby. This is an early work, painted with an unusual combination of palette knife and brush. He commented later on his admiration for moonlight scenes but also on the difficulties involved in painting nature at night.

Until March 2020: The Dunimarle Library Displays features part of a collection of paintings, furniture and china, the library was collected by members of the wealthy Erskines of Torrie family, in the latter half of the 18th and the early part of the 19th century and is one of the few to have remained reasonably intact: here, in over 4,000 volumes, we have a snapshot of the interests of various members of the family and fascinating glimpse of the times in which they lived. In small displays over the coming months, some of these interests, stories and themes will be revealed: family life, children’s books and the study of Persian texts among those.     

Until 26 January 2020: Scotland: Darg and Drams showcases Scotland in an unusual light, documenting life behind the iconic whisky and energy businesses that characterise the region. The project captures local proceedings of fascinating aspects of the agricultural industry and charming immersions into Scottish folk, from the shipyards of Aberdeen to the Speyside barns.

Duff House
AB45 3SX

Image: Claude Monet, A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight, The National Galleries of Scotland

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