Duke of Marlboroughs quest to track down the lost treasures of Blenheim

first_imgNo-one could accuse the Duke of Marlborough of being afraid of a challenge. A ten-year project will see archivists trawling through records to itemise what needs to be found, before contacting galleries, auction houses and private collectors to piece together where they are today. The Duke has embarked on an astonishingly ambitious project, to track down and retrieve the hundreds of paintings, sculptures and books sold from Blenheim Palace by his ancestors over the years. It is the ultimate treasure hunt, piecing together hundreds of years of history, millions of pounds and some of the finest art works sold off by one of Britain’s most famous families. While it may prove impossible to buy them…last_img

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