Château de Castille 2

The father of Henry de Seguins-Cohorn inherited the Castille castle property from his ancestors, descendants of the Baron. However, he involved himself in a business venture with a partner who owned the patent to a farm machine on caterpillar wheels. Unfortunately, the business did very badly, and with the partner abandoning him, he was obliged to sell the family property in order to honour the debts of the partner’s company.

De Seguins-père moved to North Africa at Nedroma (Algeria), where Henry de Seguins-Cohorn was born. (Interview with Henry de Seguins-Cohorn)

The Castille property has passed several hands, one of which was the English art collector Douglas Cooper.

(Painting from a private collection, photographed with permission)