THE ART NEWSPAPER | Gareth Harris:
The Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the aristocrat and property developer who died yesterday (9 August) aged 64, owned one of the most important private collections of Old Masters in the UK. The family collection includes works by artists such as Velázquez, Stubbs, Lorrain and Rembrandt.
The property portfolio of the sixth duke covers around 300 acres in Belgravia and Mayfair in central London, but the late landowner also inherited an extensive collection of major Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, which are thought to be housed at the family seat of Eaton Hall in Chester, near Liverpool… Read more
Image: The Sixth Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor: Rex Features