The Painted Glass of Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill has a fine collection of old glass. Horace Walpole was always interested in stained glass, inspired by the chapel at King’s College, Cambridge where he studied. He appreciated the glass for its beauty but also saw it as an intricate part of the decoration of Strawberry Hill including the effects of sunlight in … Continue reading The Painted Glass of Strawberry Hill House

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Strawberry Hill Spotlights: Young Man as a Shepherd by Peter Lely

This ‘Lost Treasure’ comes to us from the 17th century, painted by Dutch artist Peter Lely. Born Pieter van des Faes, Lely began his career painting Baroque mythological and pastoral scenes. He gained prominence in the 1640s when he became portrait artist to Charles I and later Charles II’s Principal Painter in the Ordinary, to … Continue reading Strawberry Hill Spotlights: Young Man as a Shepherd by Peter Lely

Strawberry Hill Spotlights: Hogarth’s Innocent Murderer

In the run-up to the Lost Treasures Exhibition (from 20th October-24th February), we will be shining the spotlight on a selected number of objects to give you an exclusive preview of what is to come at Strawberry Hill this Autumn. For this installment, we will be having an in-depth look at one of William Hogarth’s … Continue reading Strawberry Hill Spotlights: Hogarth’s Innocent Murderer

Strawberry Hill Spotlights: The Percy Sisters- More Questions Than Answers!

In the run-up to the Lost Treasures Exhibition (from 20thOctober-24thFebruary), we will be shining the spotlight on a selected number of objects to give you an exclusive preview of what is to come at Strawberry Hill this Autumn. In this instalment of our blog series we will look closely at one of the Van Dyck … Continue reading Strawberry Hill Spotlights: The Percy Sisters- More Questions Than Answers!

Strawberry Hill Spotlights: The Tudor Time Capsule

In the run-up to the Lost Treasures Exhibition (from 20thOctober-24thFebruary), we will be shining the spotlight on a selected number of objects to give you an exclusive preview of what is to come at Strawberry Hill this Autumn. For this episode of Strawberry Hill Spotlights, we have the opportunity to explore an entire room here … Continue reading Strawberry Hill Spotlights: The Tudor Time Capsule

Strawberry Hill Spotlights: ‘The Renowned Marble Eagle’

In the run-up to the Lost Treasures Exhibition (from 20thOctober-24thFebruary), we will be shining the spotlight on a selected number of objects to give you an exclusive preview of what is to come at Strawberry Hill this Autumn. Our once-in-a lifetime exhibition finally opened over the weekend, but we are still giving you the opportunity … Continue reading Strawberry Hill Spotlights: ‘The Renowned Marble Eagle’

Strawberry Hill Spotlights: ‘The Presentation of the Pineapple’

In the run-up to the Lost Treasures Exhibition (from 20thOctober-24thFebruary), we will be shining the spotlight on a selected number of objects to give you an exclusive preview of what is to come at Strawberry Hill this Autumn. This week we will be exploring the ultimate status symbol of seventh century European monarchs- the pineapple! … Continue reading Strawberry Hill Spotlights: ‘The Presentation of the Pineapple’