With its picturesque domes, walls of pale pink sandstone and splendid Dumfriesshire setting, Drumlanrig is one of Scotland's most romantic castles, its story entwined with that of the country itself. Today's castle was superimposed on a medieval Douglas stronghold by the 1st Duke of Queensberry and took a decade to build. Finished in 1689, its North Front is a stunning stage set of dressed stone, classical pilasters and carvings of swags, scrolls and spooky faces. The 2nd Duke, known as 'The Union Duke' for his role in the 1707 Act of Union, added the great oak staircase, while his son created the vast gardens. The 4th Duke, a rakish cousin known as 'Old Q', left it to future Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry to rescue the castle and fill it with treasures, including Rembrandt's luminous Old Woman Reading.
Richard, Duke Of Buccleuch, Is Responsible For His Family's Historic Art Collections And Houses, Including Drumlanrig Castle And Bowhill In Scotland And Boughton House In Northamptonshire. Author Of Books About Each Of Them, He Works Widely In The Heritage Field And Was For Ten Years President Of The National Trust For Scotland. During A Photographic Career Spanning More Than Thirty-Five Years, Fritz Von Der Schulenburg Has Achieved International Acclaim, Capturing On Camera Some Of The Most Beautiful And Inspirational Locations In The World. His Photographs Have Been Published In Numerous Magazines, Such As The World Of Interiors, Architectural Digest, House & Gardenand Veranda. As Well As Contributing To Many Books, He Has Published Several Of His Own. These Include The English Garden Room (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), Living In Scotland (Thames & Hudson), Neoclassicism In The North (Thames & Hudson), Romantic Scotland (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), Living By Design(Weidenfeld & Nicolson), Luxury Minimal (Thames & Hudson). In Recent Years, Schulenburg Has Spent Most Of His Time Photographing Houses, Estates, Boats And Planes To Provide A Personal Record For Owners And Designers In The Form Of Bespoke Books And Albums.