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Inigo Jones Royal Palace wing of river frontage c1727.

Inigo Jones Royal Palace wing of river frontage c1727.

by Jones, Inigo

Royal Palace, Whitehall antique print. Inigo Jones design for the Wing of the Front of the Palace next the River. (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) 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.

With later hand-colour, this engraving is in good condition. Page size is 35 x 50cm (13.3/4 x 19.3/4 inches). Size to plate mark is 25 x 38cm (9.5/8 x 15 inches).

Stock Number: apArc.IJ19.2Price: $450.00