The Chatsworth Freuds

A trip to Chatsworth to celebrate the publication of David Dawson’s very handsome volume Lucian Freud: A Life gave an opportunity to see and study the remarkable collection of Freud’s portraits, which derive from Freud meeting the Duchess of Devonshire in the Gargoyle Club in 1957 and making friends. Freud was apparently the first person to sign the visitor’s book at Chatsworth when the Devonshires moved back to the house from Edensor in 1959 (Please note that these images are all copyright to The Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Images).

© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

The last Duke:-

© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

The current Duke painted in 1962 when he was nineteen, on vacation from university as a gift to his father:-

© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, a brilliant portrait, from 1950:-

© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

We also saw the pictures of cyclamens Freud painted in the bathroom next to the Sabine Room:-

© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

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