after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
9 7/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (251 mm x 187 mm)
Given by Geoffrey E. Lloyd-Wilson, 1942
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Born in London, Jones gained a profound knowledge of architecture on his various visits to the continent. In 1613-4 he acted as an advisor on antiques to the Earl of Arundel on a tour of Germany and Italy. He was deeply influenced in his work as an architect by the monuments of antiquity and those of the Italian renaissance, especially the work of Palladio. His earliest work in England was as a designer of stage-sets for court masques and it was he who introduced the proscenium arch and movable scenery. In Van Dyck's original wash portrait of Jones the piece of paper he holds is blank. The inclusion here of a small circular building with a domed roof may be an addition by the copyist.