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Devonshire, William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of

English, 1672 - 1729


Became 2nd duke of Devonshire on 18 August 1707. Recognized as the "hero" of the Chatsworth collection of drawings. For a history of the Devonshire collection of drawings, including a detailed account of the 2nd Duke's acquisitions, see Michael Jaffé, Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, British Museum, 1993: 7-17.


Cooper, Douglas, ed. Great Family Collections. New York, 1965:147-168

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