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Christopher Sykes, Down to earth Duchess

Christopher Sykes Down to earth Duchess, 1990

View in a room Print 29.9 x 39.8 inch 1 remaining copy


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Christopher Sykes, Down to earth Duchess
  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    London - United Kingdom

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Print : C-print

  • Themes

    Everyday life, Animal

  • Support

    Print on baryta paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 75 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    29.9 x 39.8 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    'Down To Earth Duchess' by Christopher Simon Sykes

    Beautiful, large Oversize 40 x 30" inches / 101 x 76 cm's C-Type print, SIGNED Limited Edition to 75 only.

    Regal, royal and Queen-like, Deborah Cavendish, nee Mitford, the Duchess of Devonshire, feeds the chickens at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, 1990s. This beautiful body of work by Sykes, includes intimate photographs of some of Britain’s best-known Country Houses and their interiors.

    The result is an exquisite glimpse into a world rarely seen so close up, of the beautiful homes of the sometimes almost mythical, British upper echelons of society, deeply steeped in tradition, class and history. Undeniably beautiful, grand and quintessentially British.

    Born in 1948, Christopher Simon Sykes left Eton to attend Ravensbourne College of Art.

    Since graduating has worked as a writer and photographer on a number of magazines including House and Garden, World of Interiors and Vogue.

    His work includes intimate photographs of Britain’s country houses and their inhabitants and unique coverage of the Rolling Stones’ 1975 American tour.

    Beautiful, large Oversize 40 x 30" inches / 101 x 76 cm's C-Type print, SIGNED Limited Edition to 75 only.

    We ship regularly Worldwide with Federal Express and our delivery of un-framed prints is complimentary.

    Artwork sold in perfect condition


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Christopher Sykes

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Christopher Sykes

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In 1975, Christopher Simon Sykes received a phone call from Mick Jagger, a personal friend, inviting him to document the Rolling Stones on their upcoming 40-show Tour Of The Americas '75, a.k.a T.OT.A. '75 . According to Sykes, “'I had absolutely free and total access. I was in a very privileged position because I'd come to keep a diary, I'd been recommended by Rupert Lowenstein and I knew Mick. I was more of a friend than a rock photographer." 

Sykes dove head first into the assignment by photographing every aspect of the tour, keeping a daily diary, even collecting memorabilia such as backstage passes, the tour manager's newsletters, even hotel keys. The resulting photographs are an insider's view of the grueling and infamously decadent life on the road for 'The Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band in the World'.

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Christopher Sykes, Down to earth Duchess
Christopher Sykes, Down to earth Duchess