Houghton Revisited – The Walpole Masterpieces From Catherine The Great’s Hermitage By The Royal Academy Of Arts

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In 1779 the family of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister, sold his remarkable art collection to Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. More than two centuries later, these masterpieces, rarely seen outside Russia since that time, returned to Houghton Hall, the great house built by Walpole, for the Houghton Revisited exhibition, held in Norfolk, 17 May – 24 November 2013, uncovering the wonders of Walpole’s collection and revealing the splendour of the interior that WIlliam Kent designed for them

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This handsome book illustrates these superlative works hanging once again in William Kent’s magnificent interiors. Thierry Morel uncovers the wonders of Walpole’s collection, which includes paintings by Van Dyck, Poussin, Rubens and Rembrandt, and traces its journey to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, to which most of the works now belong. Other essays explore Walpole s artistic tastes and collecting habits, and his beautiful house, one of the finest Palladian buildings in England. Hardcover. Published by The Royal Academy of Arts 2013

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Weight 1.819 kg