Catherine, Lady Walpole

Various artists/makers

Not on view

Dahl's half-length painting of Sir Robert's wife Catherine shows the sitter as a young woman and hangs today at Houghton Hall today. In actuality, Lady Walpole did not feel comfortable at Houghton and preferred her house on Dover Street, London. As a result, Sir Robert installed his mistress Maria Skerritt at Houghton instead, marrying her in 1737 after Lady Catherine's death in 1737.

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