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Notice: A Major New Exhibition of Chatsworth’s Old Master Drawings at Woking’s Lightbox

Published on: 28 Aug, 2021
Updated on: 30 Aug, 2021

A major new exhibition featuring more than 60 Old Master drawings from the collection at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, second only to the Queen’s in its scope and quality, has opened at The Lightbox in Woking.

Featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and more, Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth, is the largest exhibition of these rare works for more than twenty years.

The Lightbox in Woking.

Set to be on display at The Lightbox until December 5, 2021 as part of a new exhibition partnership between Chatsworth, The Lightbox and Sheffield Museums, the exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience the vibrancy and emotional power of the works up close.

Curated by The Lightbox and Sheffield Museums in partnership with Chatsworth, the exhibition brings together 64 drawings from the Devonshire Collections.

A Woman’s Head With Braided Hair: Alessandro Bonvicino Moretto.

Amassed by the Dukes of Devonshire, the Chatsworth collection of Old Master drawings comprises around 1,800 works by some of the most important artists of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Opportunities to see them together remain limited due to the need to safeguard the delicate works from light damage and only a small selection of works is usually available to view at any one time.

The exhibition at The Lightbox is sponsored by Bonhams.

Entry to The Lightbox costs £7.50 for a day pass. For more information, visit



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Responses to Notice: A Major New Exhibition of Chatsworth’s Old Master Drawings at Woking’s Lightbox

  1. Bob Cowell Reply

    August 30, 2021 at 6:01 am

    Devonshire or Derbyshire?

    Editor’s response: Apologies. Yes, Chatsworth House is in Derbyshire. Article amended. Thank you for pointing out the error.

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