Houghton Hall's Common Parlour

More than 70 great paintings return to home of Britain's first prime minister

The Common Parlour at Houghton Hall. The majority of the paintings are from the Walpole collection in the Hermitage Collection, St Petersburg.

Sir Robert Walpole entertained in Houghton Hall’s “marble parlor” dining room. Paintings of George I and Queen Caroline flank the central portrait of Walpole.

36 Sir Robert Walpole entertained in Houghton Hall’s “marble parlor” dining room. Paintings of George I and Queen Caroline flank the central portrait of Walpole.

the style saloniste: Fabulous New Art and Decorative Arts Exhibit Opens in October in San Francisco

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Houghton Revisited: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great's Hermitage: Larissa Dukelskaya, John Harris, Andrew Moore, Thierry Mo...

Houghton Revisited: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great's Hermitage: Larissa Dukelskaya, John Harris, Andrew Moore, Thierry Mo.

Houghton Hall

Built in the by Sir Robert Walpole, our de facto first Prime Minister, Houghton is one of England’s finest Palladian houses. To realize his dream for a truly magnificent house that would justly reflect his considerable power and s

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The Stone Hall at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Commissioned by Robert Walpole, the first real prime minister, Houghton represented the grand English Palladian tradition as interpreted by Colen Campbell and William Kent. A plentiful serving of original

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