Inigo Jones

1 portrait

Inigo Jones, after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck,  - NPG 3128 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Inigo Jones

after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
brown wash
9 7/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (251 mm x 187 mm)
Given by Geoffrey E. Lloyd-Wilson, 1942
Primary Collection
NPG 3128


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Sitterback to top

  • Inigo Jones (1573-1652), Architect. Sitter in 31 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1000 portraits, Sitter associated with 29 portraits.
  • Robert van Voerst (1597-1635 or 1636), Engraver. Artist associated with 31 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

This portraitback to top

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.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 603: Inigo Jones (based on same portrait)

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