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Harcourt, wife to Sir William Lee, Bart, of Hartwell in Buckinghamshire, in crayons, by Miss Read. Mary, daughter of Brigadier General Le Pel, wife to John Lord Hervey, Baron of Ickworth, eldest son of John first Earl of Bristol of that Family, in crayons, painted at Paris; a present from the Hon. Horace Walpole. J. J. Rousseau, by Gogain, from Ramsey, since altered from a cast taken off his face after his death. The Hon. Horace Walpole, youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole, Knight of the Garter, and Earl of Orford, by Gogain, after Ramsey. Mr. Mason, by Doughty. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Hon. Simon Harcourt, by Zeeman. Henrietta Jane, daughter of Col. Speed, wife to the Compte de Viry, by Falconet. Anne, eldest daughter of Simon first Viscount Harcourt, wife to John Barlow, Esq. of Slebeck, in Pembrokeshire, by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Over one Door, Witham, Esq. by Cornelius Jansen. Over the other Door, his Wife. THE EATING-ROOM, 33 feet by 24, and 18 and a half high. The Chimney-piece was designed by Stuart, over which hangs a very fine Picture, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, of the late Earl and Countess (Elizabeth, second daughter of George Venables Vernon, first Lord Vernon,) in the Coronation Robes, and of the Hon. William Harcourt, youngest son of the late Earl, in the uniform of Aide-de-Camp to the King. On one side of the Chimney, a fine Landscape, with a Water-Fall, by Ruysdaal; the Figures by Wovermans.—Under it, a Landscape by Claude Lorrain. On the other side, Dogs and dead Game, very fine, by Snyder.—Under it, a Landscape, by Ruysdaal. Over one Door, William Henry Duke of Gloucester, in the Robes of the Order of the Garter, by Opie. Over the other Door, Philip Duke de Vendome, (Grand Prieur in 1710,) a very fine Portrait by Mignard; a present from the Hon. Horace Walpole. At one end of the room, two Views of the Ruins of Rome, &c with Figures, antique Statues, Vases, and Bas-reliefs, by Paolo Panini; painted for the late Earl. A large Landscape, byxRosa da Tivoli. Under them the four following Pictures:A Landscape, by Swanvelt; two fruit Pieces, by Michael Angelo Campidoglio; a Landscape with Figures, by Van Goyen; a Landscape by Gaspard Poussin. At the other end, the Meeting of Ulysses and Nausicaa, very capital, by Salvator Rosa; a present to the late Earl, from the Duke de Harcourt. Two other Pieces of Ruins, by Panini.
Under them the three following Pictures:Noah and his Family preparing to enter the Ark, by Imperiali; a Farm-Yard, with Figures and Cattle, by Murillio, from the collection of Mr. Bagnols; a Landscape, with a Cottage, by Decker.
THE OCTAGON DRAWING-ROOM, 30 feet by 24, and 18 and a half high, hung with blue Damask, and the following Pictures:On one side of the Chimney, the Holy Family, a celebrated Picture, by Barocci, known by the name of La Madonna della Gatta, from the Cat in one corner. It has been etched by himself, and was in the collection of the Earl of Pomfret.—Under it, the Madonna and Child, \ery beautiful, by Guido; bought out of the Hotel de Hautfort at Paris. On the other side, the Nativity, by Bronzino. Under it, St. John preaching in the Wilderness, by Albano; from the collection of the Earl of Waldegrave. Mars, Venus, and Cupids, by Nicolo Poussin, very capital: from the collection of Mr. Furnese.—Under it the three following Pictures: a beautiful Picture of Ruins, with Figures, by Filippo Laura; from the collection of Dr. Mead. A Landscape, with Figures and Cattle, by Berghem; a present from Sir John Blaquiere, K. B. A Landscape, by Taverner, beautiful and very rare; a present from Miss Fauquier. Moses sweetening the Waters of Meriba, by Nicolo Poussin: the Figures larger and more highly coloured than those of that Master usually are.—Under it the three following Pictures: another Picture of Ruins, by the same hand, and from the same collection as the former. A View of the Rhine, by Vasterman, very rare. An Evening, with a Shepherd and Sheep, highly finished, by Bamboccio. The following eight Pictures hang on either side of the Doors, and are small:The Trinity, painted on a gold ground, by Andrea del Sarto; a present to the late Earl from Mr. Knapton. Spring, with four Cupids, a beautiful Picture, by Filippo Laura; a present from William Fauquier, Esq. St. Cecilia lying dead, and two Boy-Angels, exquisitely painted, by Dominichino. Christ crowned with Thorns, by Allessandro Veronese. The Holy Family, by Rottenhammer, in the style of the old Italian Masters; from the collection of Mr. Fauquier. A most lively Portrait of Sofonisba Angusciola, by herself, very rare; from the collection of Mr. Bagnols. Two highly finished Views of the Rhine, by old Griffierre.
THE GREAT DRAWING-ROOM, 49 feet by 24, and 18 and a half high. The Ceiling was designed by Stuart, the Chimneypiece, by Paul Sandby; it is hung with crimson Damask, and the following Pictures:—At one end of the room, two large and fine Landscapes, by Van Artois; the Figures by Teniers.—Under them the three following -Pictures; Maria, Duchess of Gloucester, second daughter of the Right Hon. Sir Edward Walpole, K.B. and widow of James second Earl of Waldegrave, a capital Portrait, by Sir Joshua Reynolds. A Landscape with a Cart overturning by Moonlight, a capital Picture, by Reubens, well known by Bolswaert's Print, called la Charette Embourbee ; from the collection of the Comte de Guiche at Paris. A Landscape with Figures, a perfect Picture of both. On one side of the Chimney, St. Margaret, whole-length, a most capital Picture, by Titian; it was in the collection of King Charles the First, and has been etched by Hugh Howard (the Painter). Under it the three following Pictures: a very fine Landscape with Figures, by Nicolo Poussin; from the collection of Mr. Houlditch: it has been engraved by Vivares. A Landscape, with Ruins, beautiful, by Patel; from the collection of Mons. de la Live at Paris. A fine and bright Landscape, with Buildings, by Gaspard Poussin; the Figures by Nicolo. On the other side, a Landscape, with large Figures, by Francisco Bolognese. Under it, the three following Pictures: a Landscape, with Figures and Cattle, by Reubens (or Van Eden). A Landscape, with Figures and Cattle, by Cuyp; from the collection of Lord Kingsland, at Dublin. A Moonlight on the Water, a perfect picture of Vander Neer. At the other end of the Room, two other large Landscapes, by Van Artois, the Figures in one of them by Teniers, from the collection of Mr. Bagnols.
Under them the three following Pictures: The Holy Family, by Le Sueur, very fine. Louis the Fourteenth on Horseback, attended by his Court; the Prince de Conde on a dark grey Horse; Monsieur de Turenne on a dun one, immediately behind the King, by Vander Meulen; an entertainment on the Texel, with English and Dutch Yachts, a capital Vander Velt.
THE STATE BEDCHAMBER, 32 feet 4 by 20 feet 6, and 14 feet 4 inches high, hung with crimson Velvet, and the following Pictures: Over the Chimney-Piece, which was designed by Stuart, Simon Lord Harcourt, Lord High Chancellor, (afterwards Viscount,) only Son of Sir Philip, by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Lettice, daughter and co-heiress of Henry Knollis, Esq. wife to William fourth Lord Paget, by Marc Garrard. Anne, daughter of William fourth Lord Paget, wife to Sir Simon Harcourt, married secondly to Sir William Waller, by Mrs. Beale. Simon, only son of Simon first Lord Viscount Harcourt, painted at Paris, by Le Bel; it belonged to Mr. Prior. The Right Hon. Sir Simon Harcourt, eldest son of Robert; he was Governor of Dublin in the year 1642, and was killed at the siege of Carrick-Main in 1643; by Mire-velt. Simon Earl Harcourt, in the Robes of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Head by Hunter of Dublin, the Drapery and Back-ground by Doughty. Rebecca, daughter and heiress of Charles Le Brass, Esq. of Pipwell Abbey in Northamptonshire, by Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Samuel Moyer, Bart, wife to Simon Earl Harcourt, in the Coronation Robes, by Knapton. Frances, daughter of Geoffrey Vere, fourth son of John Earl of Oxford, wife to Robert Harcourt. Robert