Rare drawings go on display at Chatsworth House

Leda and the Swan by Leonardo da Vinci Photo: Chatsworth House
Seated woman reading with child - Raphael Credit: Chatsworth House

Drawings from some of the world's greatest artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael and Rubens will go on display at Chatsworth house today.

It's the first time in 100 years some of the works have been seen.

Altogether there are 12 drawings from the Devonshire collection which will be displayed in the new Old Masters Drawings cabinet, a specially-built room for a rolling display from the 3000-strong collection.

Considered the greatest historic family collection outside the Royal Collection at Windsor, due to its scope and quality, the launch will be attended by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and Matthew Hirst, Head of Art and Historic Collections at Chatsworth.

The exhibition will run until November.

An Actor in His Dressing Room - Rembrandt Credit: Chatsworth House