Below, left, Princess Mary's Dressing Room; right, the East Bedroom.
Below, left, a map of the Caribbean Sea, from which the sugar plantations owned by the Lascelles family provided the funds for building and maintaining the estate in Yorkshire through the labor of enslaved Africans. At right, a portrait of Dr. Arthur France MBE, a leader of the Caribbean community in nearby Leeds, by artist Ashley Karrel. Born on the island of Nevis, Dr. France celebrated fifty years of the Leeds West Indian Carnival, part of efforts to "open up conversations about diversity, representation and ultimately equality in society today." An accompanying exhibit showed colorful costumes and events from the Carnival.
Below, the Library, transformed by the Victorians from the former Saloon, retained its Adam ceilings, as seen below. As usual in these libraries, our temptation to hide and stay behind for a night of stealthy reading was hard to overcome.
Below, left, each room has a tablet on hand to explain the furnishings and décor. Right, Among the most admired creations of the Chippendale firm are the delicately ornate mirrors.
Below, the Cinnamon Drawing Room. Left, my photo. Right, from Harewood's website showing the Sir Joshua Reynolds portrait of the infamous Lady Worsley, in red, who spent part of her childhood at Harewood.
Below, a rainy day on the terrace, built in the Victorian era, which contrasts with the Capability Brown landscape beyond.
Next, we visit Castle Howard, followed by Chatsworth.