THE GREAT HALL

This is a sculpture by Epstein of the 9th Duke of Marlborough, grandfather to the present Duke, and is in the Great Hall at Blenheim Palace. Epstein said he had trouble with the hands. Have you tried drawing your own hands?

The 9th Duke married a wealthy American heiress, Consuelo Vanderbilt.

Can you tell what sort of person the 9th Duke was by looking at this sculpture?

 

Other portraits in and around the Great Hall
first duke and his family tenth duchess of marlborough consuelo, ninth duchess