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Portraits of Painters


Portraits of Painters: Drawings by George Vertue and Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England
Lewis Walpole Library
Farmington, Connecticut
On view until February 25, 2009
Gallery Hours: Wednesday 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The exhibition includes drawings by George Vertue (1684-1756) as well as the related prints published in volumes of Horace Walpole’s Anecdotes of Painting, published between 1762 and 1771.

The Lewis Walpole Library is a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include significant holdings of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and paintings, as well as important examples of the decorative arts. Housed in an historic frame house in Farmington and given to Yale by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and Annie Burr Lewis, the Lewis Walpole Library is a department of Yale University Library.