First Look: The Collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire

Born into English society as the youngest of the Mitford sisters, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire was unfailingly elegant yet down-to-earth. This March, Sotheby’s will offer more than 450 objects from her personal collection, including jewellery, works by friends such as Duncan Grant and Evelyn Waugh, family photos and charming hen-related objects. See our slideshow for more highlights. 

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire: The Last of the Mitford Sisters
2 March | London

Image: Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, photographed by Cecil Beaton, December 1949 © The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s