Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill
Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's collection
- Accompanies an important exhibition that offers the chance to see Strawberry Hill House reunited with its extraordinary art collection after almost 200 years
- The significance of the house and the collection is revealed in Silvia Davoli’s scholarly yet accessible text
- Will appeal to anyone with an interest in architecture, fine art, curios or the antiquarian man of letters Horace Walpole
Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, is the fantasy gothic revival castle that was conceived and built by the influential art historian and antiquarian Horace Walpole (1717–1797) with his art collection in mind. For this exhibition many pieces from his collection, which was dispersed at auction in 1842, will be for the first time reunited and displayed in their original settings within the castle. This beautifully illustrated accompanying book describes the complex relationship between the house and its works of art, and allows a deeper understanding of the context and processes of Walpole’s collecting and its relationship to the house.
Dr Silvia Davoli is the Research Curator at Strawberry Hill. Since 2013 she has been researching the whereabouts of the Walpole Collection.