Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London: detail of the Gothick fan-vaulted ceiling of the Long Gallery
|Architect/Designer||Chute, John (1701-1776)|
|Pitt, Thomas (1737-1793)|
|Walpole, Horace (1717-1797)|
|Artist/Photographer||Cox, Bernard Hugh (1907?-1986)|
|Library Reference||GB 1339|
|Credit||Bernard Cox / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country houses ; Fan vaulting ; Ceilings|
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.
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