Drawings and designs by Richd. Bentley, only son of Dr. Bentley, Master of Trinity-College, Cambridge [art original].
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, collector.
ca. 75 drawings in 1 album : wash, pen and ink ; binding 39 cm ca. 3 prints in 1 album : etchings
Title from special title page printed at Strawberry Hill Press, ca. 1760. See Hazen, A.T. Bibliography of Strawberry Hill press, p. 255. With notes by Horace Walpole and Richard Bentley on mounts and drawings. Mottled calf, with gilt design, now worn; with spine label "Drawings by Mr. Bentley" with some loss. Horace Walpole's armorial bookplate (2nd state), possibly inserted in 1790. Press-mark D.3.14; moved to the Round Tower and altered in the book to C.1. Sold at Strawberry Hill Sale, day viii, lot 57, to William Knight, Esq., £4.2.0; London sale number lot 1255 of the 10th day of sale, with the lot number still preserved on spine (recently lost when rebacked). Sold by Spencer through Fletcher to W.S. Lewis for £210, May 1926.
A collection of 75 drawings and designs for Strawberry Hill which document the growth of Strawberry Hill whilst Bentley was in favor with the owner Horace Walpole and part of the "Strawberry Committee" (ca. 1753-1761) along with John Chute. Drawings include: the first plans for the main library. Besides the designs for Strawberry Hill, there are plans for other buildings, views of Jersey, sketches for Gray's Poems, etc.
Drawings and designs by Richard Bentley ...
Bentley, R. (Richard), 1708-1782, artist. Bentley, R.--(Richard),--1708-1782--Ms. notes. Gray, Thomas,--1716-1771.--Poems--Illustrations. Knight, William--Ownership. Strawberry Hill (Twickenham, London, England)--Pictorial works. Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797--Homes and haunts. Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797--Ms. notes. Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797--Ownership.
Architectural drawings. Book illustrations. Drawings--British--18th century. Etchings. Views. Watercolors--British--18th century.
Paintings & Drawings
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Hazen, A.T. Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library, no. 3585
Number of Pages: 98
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