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Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill - V&A

The Walpole Cabinet, designed by Horace Walpole and William Kent, cabinet attributed to William Hallett, figures by J.F. Verskovis and medallions by Andrea Pozzo, 1743. Museum no. W.52-1925

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AN EXHIBITION entitled Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill will be on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum from March 6 to July 4, 2010.

Horace Walpole (1717-1797) was one of the most important English collectors of the eighteenth century. His extraordinary collection was displayed at his house Strawberry Hill, Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture.

His letters and writings have also made him the best-known commentator on the social, political and cultural life of Georgian society.

The exhibition presents much of Walpole’s collection, not seen together since 1842, recreating it in the context of the rooms at Strawberry Hill, where visitors experienced a journey through ancient and modern British history and European art.

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Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

Also at the Victoria and Albert Museum: Quilts 1700-2010