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Gothic library at writer Horace Walpole’s fantastical Strawberry Hill, a castle constructed in the outer London village of Twickenham in 1748 #architecture #books #Gothic_Revival
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Horace Walpole's Dressing room, Strawberry Hill House. 18thC Gothic/Arabesque influences
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Visiting Strawberry Hill, home to the 4th Earl of Orford, was like stepping into an era of eccentricities and extravagances. Horace Walpole bought this mansion in 1748 and, with the help of a *commission of taste*, converted it into a Gothic (revival) castle where he used to host his many celebrity friends, including the poet Thomas Gray. His creation together with his many letters offer an example of aristocratic country life in the England of 19th century. Sketch of the house by Walpole…

Strawberry Hill House, London England, gallery designed by Thomas Pitt (1759-1762), Gothic revival, built 1749-1776.

The dandy of Strawberry Hill

A celebrity of the 18th century, Horace Walpole divided polite society. Now the re-opening of his home and a show at the V&A will restore his reputation, says Duncan Fallowell

Front view of the newly restored Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, by Roger Williams. Walpole's 'little Gothic castle' has significance as one of the most influential individual buildings of such Rococo "Gothick" architecture which prefigured the later developments of the 19th century Gothic revival, and for increasing the use of Gothic designs for houses. This style has variously been described as Georgian Gothic, Strawberry Hill Gothic, or Georgian Rococo.
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Front view of the newly restored Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, by Roger Williams. Walpole's 'little Gothic castle' has significance as one of the most influential individual buildings of such Rococo "Gothick" architecture which prefigured the later developments of the 19th century Gothic revival, and for increasing the use of Gothic designs for houses. This style has variously been described as Georgian Gothic, Strawberry Hill Gothic, or Georgian Rococo.

This week in WORD history - January 28, 1754: the 1st noted use of “serendipity”, by Horace Walpole (1717–1797) in a letter to Horace Mann. He said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of".  Users of The Mid-Manhattan Library Picture Collection experience serendipity on a daily basis while browsing our materials!

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Portrait of Horace Walpole, Strawberry Hill, 1754 (c) National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Strawberry Hill interiors.
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Strawberry Hill interiors.

Plate, Venice, Italy 1741 (made). Miotti glasshouse, enamelled opaque white glass. The plate is from a set of 24 that were specially commissioned by Horace Walpole from a Venice glasshouse as a souvenir of his visit in 1741. The plates, each of which was painted with a different view of Venice, were almost certainly never used, but were intended for display. By 1774 they displayed in Walpole's China Room at his villa at Strawberry Hill (near Twickenham west of London).

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Plate, Italy (Venice), made by the Miotti Glasshouse, 1741-1741, 5272-1901 .. Museum Number 5272-1901.

The window of the Round Room, Strawberry Hill House.  The display of coats of arms dates from the 19th century and is one of the additions made by Lady Waldegrave.   Strawberry Hill, a Gothic Revival villa in Twickenham, London, was built by Horace Walpole (beginning in 1749) [2nd of four pins]

The window of the Round Room, Strawberry Hill House. The display of coats of arms dates from the 19th century and is one of the additions made by Lady Waldegrave. Strawberry Hill, a Gothic Revival villa in Twickenham, London, was built by Horace Walpole (beginning in 1749) [2nd of four pins]

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Side view of recently renovated Strawberry Hill, the Gothic Revival villa which Horace Walpole built, starting in 1749, in Twickenham, London. He rebuilt the existing house in stages starting in 1749, 1760, 1772, and 1776. These added gothic features such as towers and battlements outside and elaborate decoration inside to create "gloomth" to suit Walpole's collection of antiquarian objects. Walpole's 18th century house prefigured the 19th century gothic revival.
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Side view of recently renovated Strawberry Hill, the Gothic Revival villa which Horace Walpole built, starting in 1749, in Twickenham, London. He rebuilt the existing house in stages starting in 1749, 1760, 1772, and 1776. These added gothic features such as towers and battlements outside and elaborate decoration inside to create "gloomth" to suit Walpole's collection of antiquarian objects. Walpole's 18th century house prefigured the 19th century gothic revival.

Strawberry Hill House: Strawberry Hill house, Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle

Strawberry Hill to reopen to the public as a museum

Horace Walpole's extraordinary gothic castle is due to welcome the public on 2 October after a £9m, two-year restoration

J. Morris:Garden Gate at Strawberry Hill

Garden Gate at Strawberry Hill Painting by J. Morris Reproduction | 1st Art Gallery

Garden Gate at Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill - pre-restoration
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