Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676 - 1745)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
Politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain. Commissioned the building of Houghton Hall, Norfolk; collector of paintings. In 1742 was created Earl of Orford. Father of author Horace Walpole, fourth Earl of Orford (1717-1797).
Born: 26 August 1676 in Houghton, Norfolk
Died: 18 March 1745
A Set Of Prints Engraved after the most capital Paintings In the Collection of Her Imperial Majesty, The Empress of Russia Lately in the Possession of the Earl Of Orford At Houghton in Norfolk; With Plans, Elevations, Sections, Chimney Pieces & Ceilings. Vol: I (II) - London: 
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. - 
Ædes Walpolianæ: Or, A Description Of The Collection of Pictures At Houghton-Hall in Norfolk, The Seat of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford. The Second Edition with Additions. [Epigraph from Prior] - London::