Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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This item is located in the Refectory [Great Parlour].

Portrait of Galfridus Mann

Strawberry Hill ID: sh-000252
Astley, John (British artist, 1720-1787)

Oil on canvas
49.5 x 49.5 cm
The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University,

Strawberry Hill History

Location: Refectory [Great Parlour]

1774 Description: Opposite to it [Portrait of Sir Horace Mann], his brother Galfridus Mann, in brown; by the same [Astley].(5)

1784 Description: Text same as 1774 Description (3)

Sale Text: A pair of Portraits of Sir Horace Mann, resident at Florence, he is dressed in red velvet, the colouring excellent, also his brother, Galfridus Mann, in brown, both painted at Florence, by Astley.

Object History

Provenance: Horace Walpole; 1842, Strawberry Hill Sale, day 21, lot 42 bt John P. Beavan, Esq., £6.6.0 [with pair Portrait of Horace Mann]; 1950, February 1, Sotheby's, Lord Hastings Collection, lot 71 bt Thomas Agnew & Sons for W. S. Lewis, £280; The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

Exhibition History: "A Treasure House in Farmington." Yale Center for British Art. New Haven, Connecticut. 10/15/1999-1/9/2000.
"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. 69.

Bibliography: HW Corres, 21 reproduced opposite p. 34.
W. S. Lewis, Rescuing Horace Walpole (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978), 148.
J. Cornforth, “The Cowles-Lewis House, Farmington, II, The Home of Mr. Wilmarth S. Lewis,” Country Life 4 (May 1978) 1230.