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  1. Catherine, Lady Walpole (née Shorter; 1682 – 20 August 1737) was the first wife of the first British prime minister Sir Robert Walpole. Origins [ edit ] She was a daughter of Sir John Shorter (born 1660), of Bybrook, in Kent, a wealthy merchant (the son of Sir John Shorter (1625–1688), Lord Mayor of London ), by his wife ...

  2. Catherine, Lady Walpole. Dahl's half-length painting of Sir Robert's wife Catherine shows the sitter as a young woman and hangs today at Houghton Hall today. In actuality, Lady Walpole did not feel comfortable at Houghton and preferred her house on Dover Street, London.

  3. 23 de may. de 2024 · Catherine, Lady Walpole, wife of Sir Robert Walpole, Viscount Walpole and Baron Houghton, has a white marble memorial in the south aisle of Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey. The square plinth is by sculptor J.M. Rysbrack surmounted by a copy of a Roman statue of Modesty by F. della Valle.

  4. To the memory of Catherine Lady Walpole, eldest daughter of John Shorter, Esqr. of Bybrook in Kent and first wife of Sir Robert Walpole, afterwards Earl of Orford, Horace her youngest son consecrates this monument. She had beauty and wit without vice or vanity, and cultivated the Arts without affectation.

  5. Hace 4 días · Overlooking this monument is a beautiful piece of sculpture, also the work of an Italian artist, named Valory, to the memory of Catherine, Lady Walpole. The statue stands upon a square pedestal, upon which is an inscription which states that she was the first wife of Sir Robert Walpole, afterwards Earl of Orford, and that " 'Horace ...

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  7. Catherine Walpole (née Shorter), Lady Walpole (circa 1682-1737), First wife of Sir Robert Walpole, later 1st Earl of Orford. Sitter in 7 portraits