2 of 31 portraits of Inigo Jones
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.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 342
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Current affairsJames I dies at Theobalds Palace, Hertfordshire and the Prince of Wales becomes Charles I. Charles's queen, Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France, arrives in Dover escorted by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
The court moves to Oxford temporarily due to an outbreak of the bubonic plague.
Art and scienceUnder the patronage of the queen, a new theatre company is formed, the Queen Henrietta's Men. Richard Perkins is a founding member.
InternationalEdward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon, is recommended by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham to command a naval expedition to Spain. Though some Spanish ships were captured, Wimbledon failed to destroy Cadiz where most of the Spanish fleet was moored.
Treaty of The Hague is signed between England and the Dutch Empire.
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