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The Collectors

The family at Welbeck originally descend from Bess of Hardwick, who had three sons, Henry, William, who inherited Chatsworth, and Charles, who acquired the Welbeck estate in 1607. The estate has been handed down through the family ever since. Works in The Portland Collection were all personally chosen by members of this family, and reflect centuries of changing tastes, passions and ideas.