Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London: the bay window in the Round Room
|Architect/Designer||Chute, John (1701-1776)|
|Walpole, Horace (1717-1797)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/GRV/63 (ES7767)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country houses ; Decorative plasterwork ; Windows ; Decorative panels|
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 in the Round Room was inserted in the 1860s.
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