Chatsworth, Arcadia Now: Seven Scenes from the Life of an English Country House Description
The windows and front of Chatsworth have just been freshly gilded. The forward-thinking present Duke of Devonshire, who likes to assert that “everything was new once” renovated the public and private rooms. With breathtaking photographic pictures of the home, its collections, and the gardens, he tells the tale of Chatsworth through seven historical eras in this volume.
Numerous priceless gems may be found at Chatsworth, including important modern pieces by Lucian Freud and David Hockney as well as Et in Arcadia Ego by Nicolas Poussin and Endymion by Antonio Canova. Even though it is full with artwork from several eras, the collection only includes the best of what was considered to be “fresh” at the time.