Art en Plein Air

Chatsworth Exhibition

Seth Vaughan
August 08, 2013

We would go to Chatsworth for the spring house cleaning, if invited, but Sotheby’s annual selling exhibition at this ancestral seat of the patrician Duke and Duchess of Devonshire (Debo, as she’s known, is the last surviving member of the fabled Mitford sisters and mother to England’s chicest chicks) is most compelling. Chatsworth, set in Derbyshire’s idyllic Peak District, morphs into the most picturesque auction house September 7 through October 28 at Sotheby’s art exhibition, Beyond Limits, which began in 2006. This year’s sale features a single artist for the first time: Barry Flanagan, the late British sculptor best known for his curious hares that evoke movement. Tickets at; information