The Collectors

The family at Welbeck originally descend from Bess of Hardwick, who had three sons, Henry, William, who inherited Chatsworth, and Charles, who bought 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. Centuries of changing tastes, passions and ideas are reflected in the pieces chosen by these collectors.