29 Apr My Dundas Castle ~ Lisa Muxworthy
The Croquet Match by Sir John Lavery, 1893… I’m something of an art fan and in particular have always been enthralled by 19th century portraits and landscapes. The Castle has an impressive collection and at every turn there is another beautiful picture to enjoy. My favourites include ‘The Orchard’ hung in the Summer Bedroom, the Portrait of Sir Jack’s Sister, ‘Norina’ which you can see in the Drawing Room and of course ‘The Croquet Match’ painted by Sir John Lavery, which is on display in the Dining Room.
This last picture shows Sir Jack’s Grandfather, Sir John playing croquet with his sisters Edith and Nora, with the beautiful landscape of Largs as the backdrop to the game. You can see Sir Jack’s Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother sitting on the bench under the red parasol and the family’s boat moored in the water beyond. The other characters watching the game include Sir John’s third sister and a number of friends, clearly enjoying watching the game.