Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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Stained Glass Panel with Walpole Coat of Arms

Strawberry Hill ID: sh-000329
Peckitt, William (English glass painter, bap. 1731, d. 1795)

Architecture and Room element
Coloured, stained, and enamelled glass, lead
32.5 x 24.1 cm
The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

Strawberry Hill History

Location: Gallery

1774 Description: In the windows, painted by Peckitt, are all the quarterings of the family. (64).

1784 Description: Text same as 1774 Description (47)

Sale Text: The beautiful old stained glass at the top of the five windows in the Gallery, which includes all the quarterings of the Family of Walpole, very rich in colour, and embellished by a variety of fine old mosaic glass, the size of each, 3 feet 6 inches wide by 1 foot 6 inches high

Object History

Provenance: Horace Walpole commissioned from Peckitt, £30.0.0; 1842, Strawberry Hill Sale, day 24, lot 45, bt. Town and Emanuel, £30.0.0; W.J. Webb, Twickenham; 1931 November, Swift, London dealer, bt. W.S Lewis, £3.10.0; 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. 132.

Bibliography: William Cole and Edward Edwards, (1762) British Library Manuscripts, mss 5841 ff 76-84, Misc. Coll. vol XL.
HW Corres 1.145, 28.213n
Accounts, [9], 63, note 13, and 114, note 12.
W. S. Lewis, Horace Walpole, Bollingen Series 35 The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts 9 (New York: Pantheon Books, 1961), xxii.
J.T. Brighton, “William Peckitt’s Commission Book,” The Walpole Society, LIV, (1988): 355-356.