STRAWBERRY HILL.

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Strawberry Hill.

Aquatint, 1793
Image size 7 3/8 x 11 3/4" (187 x 300 mm)
Good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 87059
Price: $300.00
Publisher : Pub: June 1, 1793, by J. & J. Boydell, Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall, & No. 90 Cheapside.
Drawn by J. Farignton R.A. Aquatinted by J.C. Sladler. Strawberry Hill was the home to Horace Walpole, who was a writer and Whig Politician in England in the 18th century. His writings document the times and offer a glimpse into the past, its curiosities and memorable moments. One such moment was the ballooning craze which spread through Europe in the late 18th century. Horace was not a supporter of the trend and ridiculed it and its key players on many occasion. Strawberry Hill was built in Twickenham, London. Horace added onto it, in the gothic style, throughout his life in the home. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Aviation , Lighter than Air