Lot 233: After Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) Portrait
To be sold at our Fine Art & Antiques Sale on 20th Nov 2014
After Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) Portrait of Inigo Jones (1573-1652), oil on board, inscribed 'Inigo Jones' top left, framed, 27 x 24.5cm. After an engraving by Robert Van Voerst, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck drawing in the Chatsworth collection. Inigo Jones (July 15, 1573 - June 21, 1652) is regarded as the first significant British architect of the modern period, and the first to bring Italianate Renaissance architecture to England. He also made valuable contributions to stage design.Beyond the fact that he was born in the vicinity of Smithfield in central London, the son of a Welsh Catholic cloth worker, and christened at the church of St Bartholomew the Less, little is known about Jones' early years. He certainly travelled abroad at the end of the century, probably at the expense of a patron, and was very influenced by the work of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. In the early 1600s, Jones was employed by the wife of King James I, Queen Anne, to provide costumes and settings for a masque at court, something he continued to do even after he started receiving architectural commissions. His first-known building was the New Exchange in the Strand in London, designed in 1608 for the Earl of Salisbury. In 1611 Jones was appointed surveyor of works to Henry, Prince of Wales but the young prince died in 1612. In 1613, Jones left England to visit Italy again. A year after his return, he was appointed surveyor to the king, a position he held until 1643.
Price Achieved: £2000.00
This lot was presented at at our Fine Art & Antiques Sale on the 20th Nov 2014
Further Information about the sale:
This sale offers a number of items from private collections and includes a diverse range of painting from Thomas Blinks to Alberto Vargas. Sections include gold, silver and jewellery, glass and ceramics, lighting and mirrors, maps, clocks, ephemera and oriental works of art, pictures, furniture and wine.