Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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Portrait of Horace Walpole in his Library

Strawberry Hill ID: sh-000061
Müntz, Johann Heinrich (Swiss painter, draftsman, architect, 1727-1798)

Pen and ink and wash
50.8 x 38.1 cm [drawing]; 63.5 x 48.0 cm [frame]
On the back of the frame is written in pencil in a 19th century hand: “The View of the Library/at Strawberry hill / by / J. H. Muntz.”
Private Collection.

Strawberry Hill History

Object History

Provenance: Horace Walpole; Sir Alexander Johnston?; Lieutenant-Colonel Bruce Campbell-Johnston; Commander Colin Campbell-Johnston; Private Collection.

Exhibition History: "Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill." Orleans House Gallery. Twickenham, England. 9/20/1980-12/7/1980. No.89.
"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. 75.

Bibliography: Dorothy Margaret Stuart, A Book of Bird and Beasts; Legendary, Literary, and Historical (London: Methuen, 1957), 146-148 and illus. opp. p. 132.
W. S. Lewis, Horace Walpole’s Library (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1958), reproduced facing page 1.
C. Kingsley Adams and W. S. Lewis, “The Portraits of Horace Walpole,” The Walpole Society, 42 (1970), 14 (A.11).
Brighton: Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums, 1975. Exhibition catalog. “‘Gothick’” May 6th – August 17th 1975, cat. no. D12.
OHG 89
Clive Wainwright. The Romantic Interior. The British Collector at Home 1750-1850 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1989), fig. 91.
Chris Brooks, The Gothic Revival (London: Phaidon, 1999), 86 and pl. 53.
John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery Mid-Georgian Portraits, 1760-1790 (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2004), 371.