Vintage photography featuring the exteriors and interiors of the homes of some other royals/aristos/etc.
Photos by Slim Aarons.
"Caption: John Albert Edward Spencer Churchill, the 10th Duke of Marlborough (1897 - 1972) and his wife Mary relax on a bench in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, the family seat in Oxfordshire."
"Caption: Circa 1970, The Marquess and Marchioness of Waterford and their elder son, the Earl of Tyrone, in the grounds of their home, Curraghmore, County Waterford, Ireland."
"Caption: November 1986: Phillipe, Duc De Magenta et Marquis De MacMahon outside Chateau Sully in Autun with his fiancee Amelie Drummond."Phillipe
was the fourth Duc de Magenta, descended from the Irish MacMahon family. He passed away in 2002. His great-grandfather, Patrick MacMahon, the first duke fled Ireland after their land was confiscated under the Treaty of Limerick, began fighting for Napoleon and won a battle against the Austrians at Magenta, earning him the title of Duke and Marshall.
The MacMahons still live in Chateau de Sully
, the largest of the Renaissance châteaux of southern Burgundy. Not to be confused with Château de Sully-sur-Loire, of Maximillien de Bethune & the ducs of Sully.
"Caption: Madame Jean Serpieris sits in the ballroom of the Tour La Reine in Athens, wearing a gown which belonged to the wife of Otho, first king of modern Greece, December 1961. The palace was built by Otho in 1840."
"Caption: 1984, Donna Stefanella Vanni Calvello di San Vicenzo in the Hall of Mirrors at her family's palazzo in Palermo, Sicily. The focal point of Sicilian Belle-Epoque society, this eighteenth-century palazzo has been compared with Versailles."
"Caption: 1984, Donna Anna Monroy di Giampilieri in the early-Empire drawing room of the Villa Spedalotto, near Palermo, Sicily"
"Caption: 1960: Donna Domitilla Ruspoli in the gallery of the Palazzo Ruspoli
in Rome. The giant frescoes are from the 17th century."
The ancient terracotta rooftops of the ancient village of Castello di Gargonza.
A restoration project of Count Roberto and Countess Maria Teresa Guicciardini Corsi Salviati (pictured).
Bonuses of the "can't really see the bricks from the house" category:
"Caption: Princess Bianca Hanau-Schaumburg at her Gstaad chalet, 1985"
The princess currently works as an interior designer. Born in Trofeiach Castle, Austria. Married Prince Heinrich von Hanau of the Hessen house. Currently living and working out of Marbela, which probably explains the tan. Her professional website here
"Caption: Hanging out at Ira Furstenberg’s new Porto Rotondo villa, 1968"
L-R: "Duchess Ines Torlonia, who has a successful antique jewelry business", "Signoria Gancia, an English friend (reclining)", "Marina Lante della Rovere, a fashion model", "Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl of Lichfield"
"Caption: Duchess of Anhalt"
--via Photographers' Gallery
/ Vanity Fair