The Pitch | Strawberry Hill

Horace Walpole would have championed the work of Walpole, the voice of British luxury, as he was one of the greatest tastemakers of eighteenth century Britain. Between 1748 and 1790 he transformed an existing building into the most pioneering and influential house of the eighteenth century gothic revival.

Help Strawberry Hill to return Horace Walpole’s Masterpieces.

Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, Horace Walpole’s ‘little gothic castle,’ has been the subject of a major award-winning restoration and reopened to the public in 2010. It housed a significant and unique collection of paintings, furniture, sculptures and curiosities. In 1842 the contents of Walpole’s home were dispersed all over the world in a famous 24-day sale of the century. Now, following a remarkable treasure hunt the masterpieces are returning to their exact locations for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience: Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill, Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection from 20 October 2018 – 24 February 2019.

Horace Walpole would have championed the work of Walpole, the voice of British luxury, as he was one of the greatest tastemakers of eighteenth century Britain. Between 1748 and 1790 he transformed an existing building into the most pioneering and influential house of the eighteenth century gothic revival. It was designed by Walpole with the help of friends, including the amateur architect John Chute, as well as professional architects such as Robert Adam. In 1765, its atmospheric interiors inspired Walpole to write The Castle of Otranto, the first gothic novel.

This major exhibition is of national importance. It will be the only opportunity to see Strawberry Hill as Walpole intended, which is significant because Walpole is widely thought of as the most important British collector of the 18th century.

How you can help us tell this untold story…

Sponsor…
We have an opportunity for Walpole Members to help us return Horace Walpole’s treasures. Join a distinguished group of supporters, including J Stern & Co., Bonhams, Boodle Hatfield LLP, Fortnum & Mason, Lord Waldegrave of North Hill and the Marquess of Cholmondeley and benefit from exclusive events, brand exposure and networking. See all of our supporters here.

Hire…
There are many options available for private hire throughout the exhibition period, whether that’s in our beautiful Strawberry Hill Pavilion adjacent to the house, our Garden Café or Horace Walpole’s prestigious Red Bedchamber. Whatever your requirements and numbers, our team can offer private dining, cocktail parties and much more. Find out more here.

Attend…
Join us at the most exciting exhibition of the year, book your tickets now.

Get in touch…
As a small charity, we need your help to achieve this monumental project. For more information about how your business can become involved in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, please contact Claire Barlow – 020 87441241