The Art Collection

Matilda MacCulloch (1861-1948)

Born in New York in 1861 as Matilda Lemon. MacCulloch studied art both at the New York Academy of Fine Arts and Julian Art Academy in Paris.  In 1894 she married a Scottish nobleman and moved to England where she lived for many years with her daughter Marguerite. In 1931 she returned to the United States and resided in Newport Beach, California. In Corona del Mar, she built a replica of Ye Olde Belle Inn at Hurley-on-Thames, reputedly the oldest inn in England.  The local version was called the Hurley Bell ‒ until it was sold to the owner of the Lawry’s restaurant chain in 1965 and renamed The Five Crowns.

Palisades Park, Santa Monica, ca. 1890

Matilda MacCulloch
Palisades Park, Santa Monica
oil on board
14″ x 19″
Gift of Marguerite MacCulloch

Santa Monica Beach Looking Toward Malibu, ca. 1890

Matilda MacCulloch
Santa Monica Beach Looking Toward Malibu
oil on canvas
17″ x 26.5″
Gift of Marguerite MacCulloch