Debo's private side revealed in new exhibition

A collection of rarely seen and intimate photographs of the late Dowager Duchess, Deborah Devonshire, will go on display this month.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 5:00 am

The images of ‘Debo’ and those in her social circle were largely taken by her friends and well known portrait photographer Cecil Beaton.

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The exhibition of 65 photographs - which opens at Chatsworth House’s New Gallery on March 19 - takes its inspiration from one of Beaton’s most famous remarks: “Perhaps the world’s second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.”