Chatsworth House painting reveals history of stately home

A View of Chatsworth by Jan Siberechts, Devonshire Collection
A View of Chatsworth by Jan Siberechts

A newly acquired Chatsworth House painting reveals new details in the history of Chatsworth House. Watch video footage showing some of the painting’s finer details…

A View of Chatsworth by Jan Siberechts, Devonshire Collection
A View of Chatsworth by Jan Siberechts

New insight into what Chatsworth House and its grounds looked like in the early 18th century has been gained thanks to a large-scale landscape painting that gives a bird’s eye view of the stately home.

The painting, A View of Chatsworth, by Jan Siberechts, was painted circa 1703, during the 1st Duke of Devonshire’s time, but it has been missing from the Devonshire Collection until now. The painting will now be displayed alongside other paintings of the house and gardens, detailing how the stately home has evolved over 400 years.

The current Duke of Devonshire, said: “I am extremely excited that this landscape has joined the Devonshire Collection. It will be of great interest to our visitors as it portrays on a grand scale a complete view of Chatsworth, house, garden and park as built and laid out by the 1st Duke and this enables us all to know so much more about Chatsworth at the very beginning of the 18th century”.

Visitors to Chatsworth will also now be able to watch the following short film with Curator Charles noble, which will be showing in the Green Satin Room at Chatsworth, and which provides close-ups of crucial details of the painting.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW

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