Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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This item is located in the Little Parlour.

The Entry of Frederick into the Castle of Otranto
Procession in the Castle of Otranto

Strawberry Hill ID: sh-000040
Carter, John (English architect and antiquary, 1748-1817)

Pen and ink with gray and blue watercolor on laid paper
60.2 x 50.3 cm [sheet]; 62.4 x 52.5 cm [mount]
Inscriptions: title and signature at lower center in artist’s hand: “John Carter int. & delt. 1790 / The Entry of Frederick into Castle of Otranto”
The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. 790.00.00.138dr++

Strawberry Hill History

Location: Little Parlour

1774 Description: Not in 1774 Description.

1784 Description: More Additions … Procession in the Castle of Otranto, in water-colours, by J. Carter. (95)

Sale Text: A very fine watercolour drawing, representing the Procession in the Romance of the Castle of Otranto, an exceedingly clever composition, by J. Carter.

Object History

Provenance: Sold by the artist to Horace Walpole, 20guineas; 1842, Strawberry Hill Sale, day 22, lot 100, bt Rev. Hor. Cholmondeley, £8.18.6; descended to his grandson General Sir Henry Jackson; 1962, May, Sir Henry Jackson, bt W. S. Lewis (with other prints), £575; The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

Exhibition History: Royal Academy of Arts, 1790, no.566.
"Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill," Yale Center for British Art, 15 October 2009 - 3 January 2010; Victoria and Albert Museum, 5 March 2010 - 4 July 2010, no. 59.

Bibliography: C. Kingsley Adams and W. S. Lewis, “The Portraits of Horace Walpole,” The Walpole Society 42 (1970): 25, B.7, Plates 27 and 26b.
W. S. Lewis, Rescuing Horace Walpole (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978), illustrated p. 185.