WALPOLE, Horace
(b. 1717, London, d. 1797, London)

Library

1754
Photo
Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, Middlesex

For the interiors, which are equally variegated, Walpole and his friends took as their models the illustrations in the few publications on medieval architecture then available. Their application was done in a purely decorative way. A Gothic tomb or rood screen could serve equally as a basis for a fireplace or bookshelves. In the library, the bookshelves are based on the choir screen of Old St. Paul's, London.