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Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London: detail of the 16th century stained glass in the library window showing Elizabeth I's coat of arms

RIBA Ref No RIBA102064
Architect/DesignerBentley, Richard (1708-1782)
Chute, John (1701-1776)
Robinson, William (c.1720-1775)
Walpole, Horace (1717-1797)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1776
Image Date2008
ViewInterior
StyleGothic Revival
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceMC _DSC0181
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectCountry houses ; Windows ; Libraries ; Insignia, emblems ; Decoration
NOTES: Horace Walpole purchased Strawberry Hill, a follly, in 1747 and spent until 1776 expanding and redecorating it to his own specifications. He was assisted by two friends, the amateur architect, John Chute, and the draughtsman, Richard Bentley. William Robinson of the Royal Office of Works oversaw the construction. The stained glass seen here was orignally in the window of the closet in the Great North Bedchamber.
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