Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection

Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection

Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection

Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection

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Chatsworth, the Derbyshire home of the Dukes of Devonshire, is known throughout the world as one of England's most splendid country houses. Year by year it is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists, including many from America, who enjoy the magnificence of its surroundings, decoration and furnishings. They also get a glimpse of the great collections which it houses; but as Chatsworth is still a home and not a museum, the opportunity to display such treasures as books, manuscripts and drawings is of necessity limited. It is fortunate, therefore, that the present Duke and the Trustees set up by his father's will are (like His Grace's predecessors) extremely generous and co-operative in their support of exhibitions, both at home and abroad. Contributions from Chatsworth have figured in most of the great exhibitions of European art of the past, and this is especially true of the superb collection of drawings. However, only on two occasions in the past has an exhibition representative of the . . .

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