27 août 2010

Sotheby's to Hold a Sale of the Contents of One of England's Most Romantic Country Houses

Gerrit van Honthorst, William, Earl of Craven, 1642, est. £15,000-20,000. Photo: Sotheby´s. LONDON.- Ashdown House - an idyllic 17th-century Dutch-style country house - carries a tragic history of love, loss and steadfast loyalty and has a unique, ethereal charm. Situated in a valley within the rolling Berkshire downs, Ashdown was built in the early 1660s by one of history’s most patient and faithful lovers, William, first Earl of Craven, for the object of his adoration - Elizabeth of Bohemia, The Winter Queen. The sister of... [Lire la suite]
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