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Palladian portico of Kedleston Hall Kedleston Hall is a stately home in Derbyshire, England, owned by the National Trust. It is the seat of the Curzon family and was built from 1759-65 for Nathaniel Curzon, the first Baron Scarsdale. The main architect was Robert Adam, the famous exponent of neoclassicism. This picture shows the central section of the north front of the house with its grand portico, held up by Corinthian columns.

Sudbury Hall is a country house in Derbyshire, England, and is one the country's finest Restoration mansions. The National Trust Museum of Childhood is housed in the 19th-century servants' wing of Sudbury Hall.

Kedleston Hall, design for the decoration of the end wall in a state room, James Stuart, 1757-8. Courtesy of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, The Scarsdale Collection (The National Trust), © NTPL / John Hammond http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/j/james-athenian-stuart/

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The virtuous Penelope, in an appliqué wall hanging in the Hall at Hardwick Hall. ©National Trust Images/John Hammondbyshire

Details Adam, Robert (1728-1792) Design for the painted Breakfast Room in the Family Pavilion, 1760. One of three designs, in pen, ink and watercolour. Photo: John HammondLocation:Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, Great BritainPhoto Credit:National Trust Photo Library / Art Resource, NY