Decadent Old Bitches
Quite frankly, I don't think these women are admired enough in society. I simply cannot get enough of them, and so I dedicate these postings to the Decadent Old Bitches* of the world. *Decadent Old Bitches is a term I have coined over the years, and neither reflects nor encapsulates a literal characterization of these women. Age is meaningless, and sass is just an admirable trait.
Chatsworth ~ “The state rooms were formal reception rooms for royal visitors,” the 12th duke says. The duke and duchess. A painting of Henry Fitzalan, the 12th Earl of Arundel, on horseback, a 1597 Venetian scene by Antonio Vicentino and a portrait by Cornelis de Vos of his daughter Magdalena are at rear.
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England Chatsworth House is a large country house in central Derbyshire, England, 3½ miles northeast of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield. It is the seat of theDuke of Devonshire, and has been home to his family, the Cavendish family, since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549. Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house is set in expansive parkland…
Chatsworth ~ State Bedroom - The circa 1710-20 state bed, covered in a crimson silk damask, dominates the State Bedchamber. Susannah and the Elders by Sebastiano Ricci, top, and Venus and Cupid by Giordano are above the table at right. Kangxi vases are on the floor.