Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham c1793
Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham) c1793 by Farington, Stadler col. Volume II, Plate 47 from Joseph Farington's (1747-1821) 'History of the River Thames', 1794, A two-volume publication including 76 aquatints. Strawberry Hill House, often called simply Strawberry Hill is the Gothic Revival villa that was built in Twickenham, London by Horace Walpole from 1749 onward. Born in 1717, Horace Walpole was a pivotal figure in 18th Century society, literature, art and architecture. The third son of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister
Method: Original Aquatint with hand colour
Creator: Drawn by Joseph Farington RA, engraved by Joseph Constantine Stadler
Published: J & J Boydell of London and dated June 1st 1793. Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. 90, Cheapside.
Condition: Generally very good condition, some age tone, with beautiful original hand colouring
Approx engraved plate area: 9" x 12" (230mm x 300mm)
Notes: As first published on folio sheet: 16" x 12" (420mm x 310mm). One of the grandest and most important books on the Thames. "although not the first coloured aquatint book, [it] was the first major one, and it was to set an example for the type of illustration that was to enjoy widespread popularity in England for some forty years" - Bruntjen (John Boydell 1719-1804).