Houghton Hall in Norfolk was built by Sir Robert Walpole to be his main residence. It was designed in Palladian style by Colen Campbell, one of the most prominent Neoclassical architects and a member of the Burlington group with William Kent designing the interiors. Paul Fourdrinier made the engravings for The Plans, Elevations and Sections, Chimney-pieces and Ceilings of Houghton in Norfolk from drawings by William Kent. The book was published in 1731 by Isaac Ware.
This copy from our collection is a hand colored version issued in 1768 after Paul's death and using his original plates. It was a double folio page spread illustration at the front of the book which contained 34 other Fourdrinier engravings.