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- 'Calais Pier', David Cox
- 'Classical Landscape: Lake Avernus', Richard Wilson
- 'Coast Scene', Alfred Vickers
- 'A Dog of Two Minds', William Mulready
- Video: George Holt
- 'Girl Sketching', Sir Henry Raeburn
- Dining room
- 'Landscape', James Stark
- 'Mrs Beauclerk', Thomas Lawrence
- 'Mrs Elliot', John Opie
- 'Mrs Heywood', Sir Joshua Reynolds
- 'Mrs Sargent', George Romney
- 'Rosenau', Joseph Mallord William Turner
- 'Saints Day at Venice', James Baker Pyne
- 'Taking the Deer: the Duke of Atholl with foresters', Edwin Landseer
- 'Views on the Clyde', Patrick Nasmyth
- 'Viscountess Folkestone', Thomas Gainsborough
- 'The Wreck Buoy', Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Holts used this room to entertain their wealthy friends. They must have discussed their business interests and charities over dinner here.
The sideboard is the same one that stood here then. It has George Holt’s initials, and has been lent back by the nephew of the man who bought it at the sale here in 1946, after the house was left to the city. The dining table comes from Kelton, the next big house along the ridge of the hill. The wallpaper is the original and has never been repainted.