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November 2020

PASSIONS, PERSONALITIES AND PATRONAGE - CHATSWORTH AND THE STORY OF THE DEVONSHIRE FAMILY COLLECTIONS 1549 - PRESENT

New in 2020! The Arts Society Guernsey
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 19:00

Simon Seligman

A chronological history of the outstanding and diverse Devonshire Collections told through the interests, characters and tastes of its collectors over 16 generations, from the Elizabethan beginnings to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Each generation has left its mark on the collections, whether as connoisseurs, enthusiastic patrons and acquirers, fortuitous marriage or benign indifference, and it is fascinating to see how these diverse personalities have contributed to what is now considered one of the finest surviving family collections in Europe.

Simon Seligman is an Art Historian and Life Coach who lectures about Chatworth’s collections throughout the UK and the USA.