Treasures from Chatsworth, Episode 1: Lucian Freud’s 'Woman in a White Shirt'
A portrait of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, commissioned from Lucian Freud, caused a sensation in British society. Now 'Woman in a White Shirt' is “probably the most beautiful thing at Chatsworth,” says the current Duke, who recalls the close friendship between Freud and the Cavendish family in the series premiere of 'Treasures from Chatsworth, Presented by Huntsman.'
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