CYNICUS

Martin Anderson [Known as CYNICUS] Martin Anderson (1854-1932) was a genius as an illustrator and cartoonist. From his small offices at 59 Drury Lane, The Strand, he took London by … Continue reading CYNICUS

‘The best collector of clocks’

Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan (1803 –1888), known as Octavius Morgan, was a British politician, historian and antiquary. He was a significant benefactor to the British Museum. Following the death his … Continue reading ‘The best collector of clocks’

“Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”

In May of this year I visited an estate near Newport in Fife that had just been sold. I found the faux-Tudor-Italianate House to be dilapidated, and to my eyes, … Continue reading “Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”

The oval walled garden

At the beginning of the week I visited an estate near Newport in Fife that has just been sold. The faux-Tudor-Italianate House is dilapidated, and to my eyes, not attractive. … Continue reading The oval walled garden