This fall’s exhibition, Rescuing Horace Walpole: the achievement of W.S. Lewis, pays tribute to Lewis’s life and legacy as a scholar-collector, on the 40th anniversary of his bequest of the Lewis Walpole Library to his alma mater, Yale University. Drawing heavily on the recently cataloged Lewis archives, the exhibition shows how the total dedication of the collector evolved into a monumental achievement of scholarship in the Yale-Walpole edition and, in the process, transformed perceptions of Walpole and his age.
Rescuing Horace Walpole: the achievement of W.S. Lewis will be on view at the Lewis Walpole Library September 20, 2019 – January 24, 2020.