Discover the Broughton House Artist's Haven A trip to the Broughton House of the 18th century provides an intimate glimpse into the former home of Glasgow Boy E A Hornel. His home is full of wonderful projects he and the other Glasgow Boys have made. Plus pottery, sculpture, bronzes and period furniture, and the entire house was carefully preserved to give a true picture of what a good artist's home was like in the early 20th century. Don't forget Hornel's library–with more than 15,000 books, including a large selection of works by Robert Burns–plus a beautiful Japanese-style backyard.
What is the history of Broughton House & Garden to the present day?
Hornel–one of the' Glasgow Boys' of the early 20th century–purchased this spectacular building in 1901 and turned it into his workshop and sales room as well as his home. Hornel was a colorist with an eye for sensual imagery–many of his paintings hang in the house amid those of his peers. He was also an prolific collector: his extensive library and archive–frequently used by visiting scholars–contains one of the biggest collections of Robert Burns ' works in the world, as well as rare records on Galloway's rich past. His gallery, designed in 1910, with its ornate fireplace and Parthenon frieze, is one of the finest rooms in the south-west of Scotland.