#303 - from 16 May 2013 to 22 May 2013
Paris Bordon, Venus, Flora, Mars and Cupid (Allegory). Oil on canvas, 108x129 cm, 1550s (exhibition Houghton Revisited). Courtesy The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.
HOUGHTON HALL (Norfolk) –Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745) is seen as the creator of the modern function of Prime Minister. The leader of the Whigs, architect of English politics up to the unlucky war against Spain known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear, he built a considerable fortune and a no-less famous collection of paintings. His son, writer Horace Walpole, kept [Read]