Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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Portrait of Charles Churchill, Lady Maria Walpole and their Eldest Son Charles
Portrait of Colonel Charles Churchill and Lady Mary Churchill and their Eldest Son Charles

Strawberry Hill ID: sh-000031
c. 1755
Eccardt, John Giles (British painter, d. 1779)

Oil on canvas
66.7 x 50.8 cm
upper r. corner: dated 1750 and the arms of Churchill are depicted impaling Walpole.
The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

Strawberry Hill History

Location: Blue Bedchamber

1774 Description: Charles Churchill, and lady Maria Walpole, his wife, with their eldest son Charles; taken from the picture at Blenheim, of Rubens, his wife and child. (37)

1784 Description: Text same as 1774 Description (29)

Sale Text: A ditto [pleasing picture], the companion, with Portraits of Charles Churchill, and the Lady Maria, his wife, daughter to Sir Robert Walpole, and Charles, their eldest son, in a similar frame, 1749 Eckardt.

Object History

Provenance: Commissioned by Horace Walpole; 1842, Strawberry Hill Sale, day 22, lot 36 bt, Hull, Wardour- street, £16.5.0; 1961, December, P. & D. Colnaghi, bt W.S. Lewis, £400; The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

Exhibition History: "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, cat. no. 44.

Bibliography: HW Corres 35.174.
J. Cornforth, “The Cowles-Lewis House, Farmington, II, The Home of Mr. Wilmarth S. Lewis” Country Life 4 (May 1978): 1151, fig. 9.