The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings
Venetian and North Italian Schools
ISBN10: 0714829366 ISBN13: 9780714829364 Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd Published: Jan 1 1994 Weight: 3.80lbs. Height: 11.75" Width: 10.50" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
The collection of Old Master drawings at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, ranks as one of the great princely collections of Europe. Formed in the 18th-century by the first, second and third Dukes, the collection contains sheets by the great masters of every artistic school. Alongside the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, it constitutes the finest privately owned group of such drawings in Britain.