Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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The tribune at Strawberry Hill
The cabinet

Strawberry Hill ID: sh-000415
c. 1789
Carter, John (English architect and antiquary, 1748-1817)
Edwards, Edward (British painter, 1738-1806)

Watercolour on laid paper
59.2 x 49.5 cm. (sheet); 62 x 51 cm. (mount)
The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. 789.00.00.73dr++

Strawberry Hill History

Object History

Provenance: Probably commissioned by Horace Walpole; 1931, November, F.H.Swift; W. J. Webb of Twickenham, bt W. S. Lewis, £25; The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

Exhibition History: The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1789, no. 549 as “The Tribune at Strawberry Hill.”
"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. 158.

Bibliography: W. S. Lewis, "The Genesis of Strawberry Hill," Metropolitan Museum Studies 5, part 1 (1934), fig. 25 (as by an unknown artist).
W. S. Lewis, Horace Walpole, Bollingen Series 35 The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts 9 (New York: Pantheon Books, 1961),illustration no. 41.
Clive Wainwright, The Romantic Interior. The British Collector at Home 1750-1850 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1989), fig. 82 for variant composition.