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Inigo Jones front of Whitehall Royal Palace design. c1727

Inigo Jones front of Whitehall Royal Palace design. c1727

by Jones, Inigo

Inigo Jones Royal Palace architectural design antique print. 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) measure 410 x 980 mm (16 x 38.5 inches). Measurement to the plate mark is 330 x 950 mm (13 x 37.5 inches). This is a stunning long engraving with fine later hand-colour. There are folds for inclusion in the publication, and inevitable further creasing from handling. Mishandling has resulted in further creases and faint soiling as usual. (Price adjustedly accordingly.)

Stock Number: apIJarch14-17Price: $650.00