Houghton Hall, United Kingdom
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|Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister, Houghton Hall is a fine example of England’s Palladian houses. Walpole employed the architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell, and interior decorator William Kent, to design a residence that would leave none questioning his considerable power and status. The residence served a dual function: entertaining England’s political elite and housing Walpole’s family. In 1797, the house passed down to the first Marquess of Cholmondeley after the death of Horace Walpole, Sir Robert’s only surviving son. Today, it remains a Cholmondeley family home.
|Although much of the home and its original furniture and fabrics are still intact, the Old Master paintings that once decorated the walls are gone. Sir Robert Walpole sold Houghton’s vast art collection to Catherine the Great in 1779. These paintings typically reside in St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, but in 2013, they were loaned to Houghton for a special exhibition, which CyArk scanned and digitally captured using a Faro S120. The scans were used to create an iPad application that allows viewers to compare what is currently on display at Houghton Hall with the estate’s original decor.
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