About this image
The Cavendish family have lived at Chatsworth since the mid-sixteenth century.
Drawing to illustrate the attendees at an Archery day held at Chatsworth Estate on 28 August 1823. Amusingly with the caption, 'These sketches of the figures are not to be considered likenesses' in which has been written in hand below: in the engraving, though they are in the painting'.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.