Inigo Jones

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Inigo Jones
1573-1652
Design for the Scene of Whitehall with the Banqueting House for "Time Vindicated to Himself and to His Honours"
Pen and brown ink, over traces of graphite and stylus, on paper; squared for transfer in graphite and brown ink.
14 7/8 x 24 1/2 inches (380 x 625 mm), with irregular edges
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman.
1984.29
Inscription: 

Inscribed at upper left in pen and brown ink, "Whitehall Gate"; at upper center, "Banquet House"; at lower center, "(?)0" and "20".

Provenance: 
Private collection, London; Clarendon Gallery, Ltd., London.
Bibliography: 

John Harris, "A Prospect of Whitehall by Inigo Jones," Burlington Magazine, CIX, 1967, 79-81, repr.
Stephen Orgel and Roy Strong, "Inigo Jones: The Theatre of a Stuart Court," I, London, Berkeley, and Los Angeles, 1973, 30, 31, 40, 354, no. 122, repr.
London, The Banqueting House, Whitehall, "The King's Arcadia: Inigo Jones and the Stuart Court," exh. cat. by John Harris, Stephen Orgel, and Roy Strong, 1973, no. 235, repr. (not exhibited).
Christopher Hibbert, "London, the Biography of a City," London, 1977, 58, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 353.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 57, p. 122-123.

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Watermark: none.
Design for scenery in Act I of Ben Jonson's masque "Time Vindicated to Himself and His Honours", performed 19 January 1623.

Associated names: 

Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637.
Wrightsman, Jayne, donor.

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