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Portrait medallion depicting Inigo Jones - 1973

Portrait medallion depicting Inigo Jones
    Portrait medallion depicting Inigo Jones

A white on light blue jasper portrait medallion depicting Inigo Jones (15 July 1573 – 21 June 1652).

A white on light blue jasper portrait medallion depicting Inigo Jones (1573-1652) first produced in 1773, modeller unknown. Jones was the first significant English architect in the early modern era. As the most notable architect in England, Jones was the first person who introduced the classical architecture of Rome and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. He left his mark on London by single buildings, such as the Queen's House, Banqueting House, Whitehall as well as the layout for Covent Garden square which became a model for future developments in the West End.

  • Type of object: Plaques and medallions/portrait medallion
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    MADE IN
    ENGLAND
    M
    E
    73
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1973
  • Body: Jasper
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 12752
  • Dimensions: 110 mm (length), 83 mm (width), 12mm (approximate depth)

Related people

  • Inigo Jones Subject

    Inigo Jones - Subject (1573 - 1652)

    Inigo Jones was born in 1573 and became the first significant British architect of the early modern period. He designed the Banqueting House, Whitehall and the area design of Covent Garden. He was also a renowned theatrical designer. He died in 1652.

Glossary

  • Portrait Medallion

    Portrait Medallion

     

    A medallion, either circular or oval, made usually from black basalt or jasper, which features a head or head and shoulders study, rather than a relief of a classical nature.