Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Cross into the Edwardian world of renowned ‘Glasgow Boy’ artist E A Hornel. A real treat for art-lovers, the house is packed to the rafters with paintings, photographs and sculpture. Take a look inside Hornel’s studio, and discover his love of oriental flora in his beautiful Japanese-inspired garden.
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Broughton House stands in the heart of Kirkcudbright, a pretty town and artists’ colony on the Solway Firth. The house has been beautifully refurbished to create a living museum dedicated to Hornel’s life and work.
E A Hornel – one of the famous early 20th-century ‘Glasgow Boys’ – bought this pink Georgian building in 1901 and made it his studio as well as his home. Hornel was a colourist with an eye for sensual detail – many of his works hang in the house alongside those of his contemporaries. He was also an avid collector, and his vast library includes one of the world’s largest collections of works by Robert Burns.
Discover the Collections Room - a unique display specially selected from Hornel’s splendid collection of rare books, photographs and other artefacts.
Outside, Hornel and his sister designed the beautiful Japanese-style garden, inspired by their travels in the Far East. Enjoy the new herbaceous border inspired by Hornel's paint palette.