Lucian Freud

Things to do: House Style at Chatsworth House



Chatsworth House House Style exhibition

The most eye-popping style exhibition has just opened at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. ‘House Style’ is Chatsworth’s biggest exhibition yet and I went along a couple of weeks ago with about 100 press and other guests to get an early glimpse.

Chatsworth is the residence of the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has seen several generations of stylish predecessors. (more…)



Sotheby’s: Woman in a white shirt



Lucian Freud Woman in a White Shirt, portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire

I’ve just discovered Sotheby’s’ brilliant new series of short films, ‘Treasures from Chatsworth’, celebrating the art collection at Chatsworth. My favourite so far is Woman In a White Shirt, unpicking the muse and story behind Lucian Freud’s portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire. (more…)



Easter reading: Man With A Blue Scarf



I’m planning to give my brain a rest this week, avoid meetings and catch up on some reading. Man With A Blue Scarf by Martin Gayford is a diary about sitting for a Lucian Freud portrait…