The Dukeries by Prof John Beckett, Dr Denise Amos and Andy Nicholson


The Portland Collection Museum

The Portland Collection gallery, 2016.The Portland Collection Museum, 2016.

The Portland Collection Museum displays the historic art collection of the Dukes of Portland and their families.

'The Portland Collection encompasses all
four centuries of Cavendish and Bentinck
life at Welbeck. It is difficult to single out
highlights from such richness, but four themes
are prominent—the use of portraiture and
plate to reinforce a sense of dynastic continuity;
the important role of horses and
horsemanship; loyalty to the Crown; and,
perhaps most unexpectedly, the central role
played by women.'

Michael Hall, 'Renaissance in the Dukeries', Country Life, 9 March 2016.