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This year marks the 250th anniversary of the publication of Horace Walpole’s ’s The Castle of Otranto, and the British Library celebrates with an exhibition exploring the the relationship between the Gothic and the British imagination up to the present. The wall colors are from Farrow & Ball, with Lulworth Blue (No. 89) providing the backdrops for most of the Walpole material at the beginning of the exhibition, along with Great White (No. 2006), before things go really dark with Pitch Black (No. 256) and Rectory Red (No. 217). Of course, there’s Rectory Red in this show.
From the BL:
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
British Library, London, 3 October 2014 — 20 January 2015
Curated by Tim Pye
John Giles Eccardt, Portrait of Horace Walpole, 1754 (London: National Portrait Gallery)
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