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The Sculptures of Chatsworth

I’m missing England again and remembering Kristine Hughes Patrone‘s and my three days at Chatsworth.

William Cavendish, the 6th Duke of Devonshire and Georgiana’s son, was a great collector of art. He prized classical sculpture, but most of the pieces had already been snapped up by the wealthy aristocracy years before. So the Duke commissioned contemporary sculptors to create statues in the classical style. These and other 19th century sculptures comprise the Statue Gallery at Chatsworth.

Here’s a peek:

And the beautiful Veiled Vestal Virgin by Raffaelle Monti, 1846

I want to go back and see it all again!

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