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Inigo Jones classical design for grand apartments c1727

Inigo Jones classical design for grand apartments c1727

by Jones, Inigo

Antique print of Inigo Jones apartments architectural design. This grand building with four Apartments extended 242 feet (74.76 metres). "The Rooms on the ground floor are 19 feet (5.8 metres high), the Rooms over them are 15 feet (4.6 metres) high... (and there are) Pavilions over the two Side-Apartments".

Original copperplate engraving circa 1725 by Henrik Hulsbergh after a drawing by Henry Flitcroft  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 beautiful 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). As usuual with a work of this age, there are tiny foxing spots which are so small that they are almost indiscernable.

Stock Number: apIJarch27.2Price: $450.00