THE LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, YALE UNIVERSITY
Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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The exhibition Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill has been jointly organized by The Lewis Walpole Library (Yale University), the Yale Center for British Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven 15 October 2009- 3 January 2010 Victoria and Albert Museum, London 5 March – 4 July 2010

Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Collection was initially developed by the Lewis Walpole to support research for the exhibition Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill and for the renovation of the house itself, undertaken by the Strawberry Hill Trust. Dispersed since the famous sale in 1842, Walpole's collection was one of the most significant in eighteenth-century Britain, numbering several thousand items. This database encompasses the entire range of art and artifacts from Walpole's collections, including all items whose location is currently known and those as yet untraced but known through a variety of historical records. This information is now made available for public access.  The database is an ongoing project: the Library will continue to add and enhance records as further discoveries are made. Queries and comments are invited.

Support for the database and website has been generously provided by
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

 

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