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Architectural engravings Houghton Hall

 

The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. Published for Paul Fourdrinier, in London: by John Boydell in 1734/5. . . all full page Isaac WARE, (ca. 1717. . 1766) sold by P. Fourdrinier, 1735. Engraved throughout, title, dedication and 28 plates by Ware and Paul Fourdrinier (1698 . . 1758), engraver and printseller . . . . . . .
Houghton Hall, a country house built between 1720 and 1735 for Sir Robert Walpole (1676 . . .1745), is the greatest extant example of Palladian domestic architecture in England. Palladianism, the architectural style based on the work of Andrea Palladio (1508 . . .80) of Vicenza, the most influential architect of the late 16th century, underwent a resurgence in the early 18th century in England, where its simplicity and rationality appealed to Whig politicians, like Walpole, who were then in power. Walpole hired Colen Campbell, the foremost Palladian of the day to be lead architect on the project. Ware's book, with its large  plates, drawn by him and William Kent and engraved by Pierre Fourdrinier, celebrated the completion of Houghton Hall and was the first 'monograph' on a British country house. . The interior detailing  in the work was designed by William Kent:  designs for the plaster ceilings were carried out by Italian craftsmen, with gilded and painted ornament; the walls are dressed with classical plinth, pilasters, and frieze; and pedimented chimneypieces, bas-relief panels above the mantelpiece.
William KENT 1685. . .1748. . . .Born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, in 1674, William Kent trained as a sign painter and apprenticed to a coach-painter. After going  to  London,  he began life as a portrait and historical painter finding  patrons, who sent him in 1710 to study in Italy; and at Rome he made other friends, among them Lord Burlington, with whom he returned to London in 1719. Here Kent designed and built furniture and temples on a classical theme for Burlington and his friends, and also continued with his painting, then branched into architecture. As an architect, he followed Neo-Palladian tenets and adhered to strictly symmetrical planning, especially in his finest architectural work, Holkham Hall, Norfolk which he begun 1734 for the Earl of Leicester. He was also known for his ceiling decorations in Kensington Palace and for planning the treasury building, in London. As with Kensington Palace, where Kent's focus was on the interior, his work on Holkham included more than just the house architectural design; he also created the Baroque interior fittings and furnishings. His interiors were of a style similar to that which would later be continued by Robert Adam in the period of 1760 and 1780. William Kent died in 1748, two years before the building of his last architectural design, the Horse Guards building in London, was commenced (1750. . .58).
Thomas Ripley (1682)] . . February 10, 1758) was an English architect. He was born in Yorkshire, first kept a coffee house in Wood Street, off Cheapside and in 1705 was admitted to the Carpenter's Company. An ex-carpenter, he rose by degrees to become an architect and Surveyor in the royal Office of Works, where he was influenced by the Palladian style, but never lost his provincial manner, which earned the private derision of Sir John Vanbrugh and the public scorn of Alexander Pope. His works included the site of Houghton Hall for Sir Robert Walpole, which was first designed by the Palladian architects Colen Campbell and William Kent. These designs were greatly altered by Ripley.His appointment in 1715 as Labourer in Trust at the Savoy marked the beginning of his continuous rise through the Office of the King's works: In 1721 he succeeded Grinling Gibbons as "Master Carpenter," and in 1726 he succeeded Vanbrugh as Comptroller of the King's Works, largely to the influence of Walpole. Walpole also engineered an additional appointment as Surveyor of Greenwich Hospital which was completed by him. Buildings for the Office of Works included the Custom House (1718) and the Admiralty (1723. . . 6) in London as well as the Queen Mary Block and chapel at Greenwich from 1729 . .1750. In 1739 he was collaborating with WIlliam Kent on designs for the New Houses of Parliament and between 1750 . .54 he made a great number of changes to Kent's designs for the Horse Guards. His appointment as executant architect at Houghton was the first of a number of Walpole commissions. Here his responsibility for the applied portico and the opening of the colonnades to the garden on the west side demonstrated that he was more than a project manager. From 1725 he designed and built Wolterton Hall in Norfolk for Sir Robert's younger brother Horatio, the 1st Lord Walpole and was chiefly responsible for converting a formal park into a naturalised landscape.Until 1731 he was in charge of the major alterations at Raynham for the Townshend family.
Paul Fourdrinier, (1698 . . .1758), engraver and printseller .  Plates all engraved by Fourdrinier after a painting or drawing  by Ware.Peter (or Paul) Fourdrinier (1698-1758) was an 18th Century Dutch / English engraver. He was born in Groningen, the Netherlands, and a student of Bernard Picart, and came to England in 1720.
Isaac Ware (1704-1766) was an English architect, and translator of the architect Palladio. He was apprenticed to Thomas Ripley, after Richard Boyle adopted Isaac from a life of poverty as a chimney sweep.



North front of stables. + East front of stables.
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier FUll mount size



Geometrical plan of the garden, park, and plantation of Houghton.

Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


West front of Houghton in Norfolk.
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


 End Front + Plan of the Principal Floor

Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size



Section of the West front.
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


Section of the hall and salone. [sic]
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size




Chimney piece to drawing room south of salone; chimney piece to common dineing room. [sic] + Library chimney piece; chimney piece to north east corner room.
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


Cieling [sic] to north west bed chamber. +  Chimney-piece to hall.
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


North end of stair case. + East Side of stair case.
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


Chimney piece south west corner room; north west corner room.
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


Drawing room chimney piece; dineing [sic ] room chimney piece. +  Salone  chimney piece x 2
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


Cieling to drawing room north of salone. [sic] + Cieling great Dineing  room [sic]
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


Cieling to drawing room south of salone. [sic] + Cieling to north east end Bed Chamber. [sic]
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


Hall Cieling
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £85 each post inclusive  £65 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


East Side of stair case.

Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £85 each post inclusive  £65 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size


Salone Cieling

Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734 but from the 1784 edition  From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £110 each post inclusive  £75 collected at shop This is mounted etc making it over size to send to Canada or the USA unless with a courier Full mount size

 Ground Plan £20 if with another item


  Stables Plan £20 if with another item



Ceiling of Great 'Dineing' Room . . .' Ceiling' to Drawing Room North 'salone'

 Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £45 each post inclusive mucky


Chimney Piece to South West Corner Room . . . Chimney Piece to North West Corner Room

Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £55 each post inclusive


Library Chimney Piece . . . . .. Chimney Piece to North east Corner Room

Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £55 each post inclusive


' Cieling' to great Dineing Room . . . Ceiling of dining room Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £55 each post inclusive


' Cieling' to drawing Room North of Salone . . . Ceiling of drawing room north salon Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £55 each post inclusive


' Cieling' to drawing Room South of Salone . . . Ceiling of drawing room south salon Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £55 each post inclusive

Hall' Cieling' . . . Ceiling of the hall
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £55 each post inclusive


' Cieling' to North east Bed Chamber . . . Ceiling of North east Bed Chamber
 etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £55 each post inclusive


North end of Stair case
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cmm £55 each post inclusive


  Cieling' of the North west bed Chamber . . . Ceiling of the North west bed Chamber
Antique etching and engraving, ink on paper Designed by William Kent (born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, 1684, died in London, 1748); drawn and published in London by Isaac Ware (born in 1704, died in London, 1766); etched by Paul Fourdrinier (active 1720-1758) dated 1734.From 'The Plans, elevations, and sections, chimney-pieces, and cielings [sic] of Houghton in Norfolk, the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. 'All plates are 84 x 49 page with most engravings being 46 x 31 cm £55 each post inclusive








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