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Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill: BIOGRAPHICAL INFO

A guide to information about Horace Walpole (1717-1797) and his house Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, England.

Selected Biographies--Links to records in Yale's Library Catalog

Selected Portraits

Color oil painting of Walpole, 3/4 length, as a young man in a brown coat.

Portrait of Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797), c. 1756-7 Joshua Reynolds, (English painter, writer, and collector, 1723-1792)

Marquess of Hertford, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire. National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Art Fund and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 1999. 6520

Pencil drawing of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, in profile looking left, half-length view, seated in a chair.

Earl of Orford, 13 July 1793, George Dance, artist

possibly by William Daniell after George Dance



FYI--Friends and Associates

Eton "triumverate"

Charles Lyttleton

George Montagu

Eton "Quadruple Alliance"

Thomas Gray

Richard West

Thomas Ashton

"Strawberry Committee"

Richard Bentley

John Chute

Thomas Gray

Selected others:

Lady Diana Beauclerk

Agnes & Mary Berry

The Rev. William Cole

Henry Seymour Conway

Anne Seymour Damer

Mme Du Deffand

Sir Horace Mann

Countess of Upper Ossory