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A view of Sir Edward Walpole's house at Isleworth

A view of Sir Edward Walpole's house at Isleworth

Engraver: Spyers, John

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1784

Shelfmark: Ktop XXX

Item number: 5-d

Genre: Topographical Print

During the latter half of the 18th century Isleworth became a fashionable place to live and several large mansions were built by the riverside. The large classical style house in this print, belongs to Sir Edward Walpole, son of prime minister Sir Robert Walpole and brother of Horace Walpole. It had a fashionable garden folly and small gazebo visible in the grounds.

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