|Artist||Page after M.A.|
|Dimensions||Image 100 x 190 mm, Sheet 123 x 201 mm|
Inscription beneath image reads: To the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Orford.
Houghton Hall was built for the first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. It is a key building in the history of Palladian architecture in England. Walpole became the 1st Earl of Orford in 1742. Ownership then passed to his son and grandson, the 2nd and 3rd earls. On the death of the 3rd earl it reverted to his uncle the 4th Earl of Orford, Horace Walpole. On his death in 1797, possession passed to the family of his sister, Lady Cholmondeley.
Condition: Trimmed and laid to album page.