Saturday, 1 August 2020

The Illuminations of John Malcolm (1805–1893), of Poltalloch


As discussed in a previous post, the British Library has the small but important collection of illuminated cuttings and leaves formed by John Malcolm, of Poltalloch, depicted above.

I have begun to prepare a detailed list of the provenances of the items in the collection, but I begin today with some general background.