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Inigo Jones Architecture. Royal Palace, Whitehall. Engraving c1725

Inigo Jones Architecture. Royal Palace, Whitehall. Engraving c1725

by Jones, Inigo

Inigo Jones Royal Palace architectural design antique print of 'A Section of the Palace through the Square Court, and the Courts on each side of it; with the Fronts of the Courts on the side next to the Thames'. The main London royal residence from 1530 to 1698, this palace with over 1,500 rooms was the largest palace in Europe when, except for the Banqueting House, it was destroyed in the great fire of London in 1698.

Original rare copperplate engraving by Henrik Hulsbergh (fl.1709-1729) from a drawing by architect 'Burlington Harry', Henry Flitcroft (1697-1769) of architectural design by 'I. Iones Architectus' for The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Publick and Private Buildings. Publifh'd by William Kent, With some Additional Designs published in London in 1727. Illustrating neo-classical architectural designs of great British architects, the majority of engravings for this superb publication illustrate the work of Inigo Jones (1573-1652), who is considered to be the 'father of classical English architecture'. The first to introduce classical Italian Renaissance architecture to Gothic Britain, Jones believed strict mathematical proportion should control plan, elevation and all structure.

The engraved pages (joined, with folds for inclusion in the publication) measures 375 x 980 mm (14.75 x 38.5 inches). Measurement to the plate mark is 325 x 950 mm (12.75 x 37.5 inches) (Image to edge of page at left). This is a stunning engraving with later hand-colour. Faint soiling, as usual, and inevitable creasing from folding this long engraving into the publication.

Stock Number: apIJarch40-43Price: $650.00