Here we have Hamilton Palace, one of Scotland's finest houses, as depicted in its final moments by the Australian actor/artist W.S. Percy.
And this is how its demolition was described in The Times:
There are lots of interesting back stories here. The magnificent Hamilton Palace collection of fine art, had been sold back in 1882 in one of Christie's most sensational sales. Again from The Times:
Several works were purchased at this sale by James Mackelvie (1824-1884) and now form part of the Auckland Art Gallery collection – for example this magnificent Reni:
W.S. Percy's life story is worth telling too, but we'll save that for another day.