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A Description of Houghton Hall: The Gallery, continued

Author:
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (British, London 1717–1797 London)
Date:
1743
Medium:
Pen and sepia ink
Dimensions:
sheet: 21 1/4 x 14 3/16 in. (54 x 36 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.62.13r
Not on view
Inscription: In sepia ink, in Horace Walpole's hand (discussing La Joconda (sic): "Mezeray calls her La Ferroniere, and says her Husband, being enraged at the King's taking her, caught on purpose a very virulent distemper, which he communicated, thro' her to the king who never recover'd it. The same story is told of Lord Southesk and King James II when Duke of York"
L. Dukelskaya and A. Moore, A Capital Collection, 2002, pp. 396-8
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