The Plans, Elevations, And Sections; Chimney-Pieces, and Cielings of Houghton in Norfolk; The Seat of the Rt. Honourable Sr. Robert Walpole; First Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Knt. of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
RA Collection: Book
Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed, 4 (2001), no. 3583, p.2360-2.
E. Harris and N. Savage, British Architectural Books (1990), no.911
J. Archer, Literature of British domestic architecture (1985), no. 288.1.
A. Moore, Houghton Hall: the Prime Minister, the Empress and the heritage [exhibition catalogue] (1996)
J. Harris, 'Who designed Houghton?', in Country life, 183 (1989 March 2), p.92-4.
The plates show plans, elevations and sections of the east, west and 'end' fronts; section of the hall and salone; sections of the staircase; ceilings (one of them showing Artari's representation of the Garter Star, awarded to Walpole in 1726); chimney pieces; plan and elevations of the stables.
Thirty-three of Ware's preparatory drawings are now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
An issue with corrected numbering of the plates was brought out at some later date - retaining the date of 1735 on the title-plate but adding the words 'and Sold by P. Fourdrinier at the Corner of Cragg's Court Charing Cross'. Another edition was issued in 1760.
Name as Subject
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford
Plans - Elevations - Sections - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century