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25 Feb 2018

Part V: 50 interesting objects

Painting of a philosopher and his pupils.
A philosopher and his pupils – a Caravaggio-esque work by Van der Vliet
There are many intriguing and eye-catching artefacts in our collections.

1. Portrait of Lord Haddo

A ‘prospective portrait’ of Lord Haddo, painted when he was still a child.
A ‘prospective portrait’ of Lord Haddo, painted when he was still a child.

2. Painting of Culzean

Culzean Castle, as seen from the sea, painted by Alexander Nasmyth
Culzean Castle, as seen from the sea, painted by Alexander Nasmyth

3. A philosopher and his pupils

A philosopher and his pupils – a Caravaggio-esque work by Van der Vliet
A philosopher and his pupils – a Caravaggio-esque work by Van der Vliet

4. Head of Driver portrait

A portrait of the 5th Duke of Gordon’s deerhound by Edwin Landseer
A portrait of the 5th Duke of Gordon’s deerhound by Edwin Landseer

5. Janet Alice Lorimer painting

A portrait of Janet Lorimer and her son, painted by her brother
A portrait of Janet Lorimer and her son, painted by her brother

6. The Haddo Madonna

A famous work by Renaissance master Raphael ... or was it really his assistant?
A famous work by Renaissance master Raphael ... or was it really his assistant?

7. Anne Erskine portrait

A portrait of Anne Erskine, daughter of John Erskine, by Allan Ramsay
A portrait of Anne Erskine, daughter of John Erskine, by Allan Ramsay

8. Poffertjes pan

A poffertjes pan used to make seven perfect Dutch pancakes, or ‘poffertjes’.
A poffertjes pan used to make seven perfect Dutch pancakes, or ‘poffertjes’.

9. Ice skates

A pair of uncomfortable-looking ice skates
A pair of uncomfortable-looking ice skates

10. Commode

A commode made by one of the finest cabinet-makers of the Ancien Regime
A commode made by one of the finest cabinet-makers of the Ancien Regime