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Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century

Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

 

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The Library has begun to present podcasts, available free of charge online through Yale University on iTunes U.

The podcasts are presented in two different collections, one focused on Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill, and one covering topics more generally related to Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century.

Open iTunes to download and subscribe to iTunes U collections (click here).

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Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century

This collection of podcasts covers a variety of topics drawn from the collection.

Vertue Hanneman

 

Portraits of Painters: Drawings by George Vertue and Horace Walpole's "Anecdotes of Painting", narrated by Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings.

This podcast is currently audio only.

Based on the exhibition of the same name, this podcasat looks at a selection of the portrait drawings by George Vertue (1684 – 1756) depicting English painters now in the collection of the Lewis Walpole Library. These drawings once formed part of a collection of 470 prints and drawings in two folio volumes from the library of Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797).

To view images of the 34 Vertue drawings for Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting now in the Library's collection, click here.

For a description of the exhibition, click here.

 

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Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

This collection of podcasts focuses on Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill.

 

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Burney Visit, narrated by Alice Prochaska, Principal, Somerville College, University of Oxford

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Stephen Clarke, Independent Scholar

with an introduction by Margaret Powell

This podcast presents two texts that relate to the visit to Strawberry Hill by Dr. Charles Burney and his daughter, Miss Fanny Burney. One is Walpole's letter inviting the Burneys to stay, and the other is Fanny's description of their visit.

 

 

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The Strawberry Hill Printing House, narrated by Stephen Clarke, Independent Scholar

with an introduction by Margaret Powell

This podcast explores the history of the Strawberry Hill printing house, home to the Strawberry Hill Press which Walpole founded in 1757, through Walpole's letters to his friends.

 

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