The Round House, as it is known in Perth, at the junction of Tay Street and Marshall Place, is formally titled The Fergusson Gallery and is home to the largest collection of works in existence by the Scottish Colourist John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961).
A highly-unusual public ballot to sell an extremely rare gold sovereign will be staged by the Royal Mint on Friday this week.
Your Courier of late has been filled with stories providing unhappy reading of the impending closure of the Camperdown golf course, which has disappointed many readers.
This will be a familiar scene to many of us – a train making landfall in Fife after crossing the Tay Bridge – though the backdrop of industrial Dundee in this magnificent Terence Cuneo poster from 1957 is scarcely recognisable in the modern city’s waterfront.
COLLECTING: Picture of Glasgow traction engine goes for £2,125, nearly quadrupling pre-sale estimate
Something different for you this week, plucked from Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of rare books, manuscripts, maps and photographs in Edinburgh on October 9.
An Egyptian brown quartzite head of the God Amun, its features reminiscent of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen, a device used to align the ruling King with deities, will lead Christie’s sale of exceptional treasures on Thursday.
It remains on my wish-list to see The McManus Galleries in Dundee filled with its wonderful textiles collection.
Artist James Watterston Herald has appeared in this column a few times – though never to my dimming memory with a painting of his own backyard.
There seems no end to the public’s love of Art Nouveau jewellery from the early years of the 20th Century. Sales are buoyant – yet some wonderful pieces can be secured for relatively modest sums.
At times of political upheaval and crisis you could do worse than invest in gold.