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Inigo Jones architecture. Royal Palace pavilion, Whitehall c1727.

Inigo Jones architecture. Royal Palace pavilion, Whitehall c1727.

by Jones, Inigo

Whitehall Palace Pavilion near the Park, antique print. Inigo Jones Elevation and Floorplan.

Original rare copperplate engraving by P. Fourdrinier from the drawing of 'Henricus Flitcroft' (Henry Flitcroft), of 'Ignatius Iones Architectus' (Inigo Jones architecture), 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'. Greatly inspired by Palladian architecture in Italy, Inigo Jones was the first to introduce classical Italian Renaissance architecture to Gothic Britain. He believed strict mathematical proportion should control plan, elevation and all structure.

Paul Fourdrinier (1698-1760), was born in Netherlands, trained in Amsterdam, established a highly successful business at Charing Cross. Fine general engraver in London from 1720, he was best known for his superb architectural engravings for many of Britains leading architects.
Henry Flitcroft (1697-1769) was born in Twickenham. As the son of a labourer in the employ of William III, in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace, Henry was apprenticed to a joiner and worked as a carpenter at Burlington House - until he fell from a scaffold, broke his leg, and came to the attention of Lord Burlington who became his patron and managed his training as an architect. 'Burlington Harry' became Master Carpenter between 1746 and 1748, and went on to become Deputy Surveyer and then succeeded Thomas Ripley as Comptroller of the Works and lived in the former Master Mason's House.

Beautiful black and white engraving in good original condition (with foxing spot in centre above intaglio impression).
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: apArc12Price: $550.00