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Chatsworth House: Hadid sculpture part of annual exhibition

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire view Lilas, by artist Zaha Hadid, one of the many monumental sculptures on display at Chatsworth stately home as part of the Sotheby's Beyond Limits Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Show Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire underneath Lilas, by Zaha Hadid, which has been described as the "most architecturally ambitious sculpture" exhibited at Chatsworth House

An "architecturally ambitious" piece by Zaha Hadid is to be included in this year's Chatsworth House sculpture exhibition.

The show features 19 exhibits around the 105-acre garden in Derbyshire.

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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire admire HabitaciĆ³n Vegetal XV by Spanish contemporary artist Cristina Iglesias

Lilas, by Dame Zaha, who died earlier this year, was originally created for the Serpentine Gallery at Kensington Gardens.

The exhibition also features work from artists from Spain, Portugal and Taiwan.

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Image caption Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos' sculpture is called Fruitcake and is from her series exploring consumerist culture

The sculptures will be on show until 30 October and members of the public can bid to buy them.

Some of the work for the exhibition, including Bruce Munro's piece Time and Again, has been created specifically for Chatsworth.

It was inspired by the house's success in growing some of the earliest Victorian water lilies after seeds were first brought to England from British Guiana in 1837.

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Image caption Bruce Munro's work features 108 stainless steel water lilies
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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, admiring Tear by Richard Hudson, have hosted the Sotheby's exhibition for 11 years
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Image caption La Montagne by Aristide Maillol is one of a number of sculptures to have the house as a backdrop
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Image caption Charles Hadcock's piece called Hexad III is featured in the exhibition
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Image caption Austrian artist Erwin Wurm's work is called Der Gurk, which is a play on words of "Die Gurke", meaning cucumber
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Image caption Donna Sdraiata by Fernando Botero is also on display at Chatsworth House
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Image caption Energy 2 is by Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan

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