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Inigo Jones (1573-1652).
|Inigo Jones (1573-1652).|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: BHC2810|
|Description: A half-length to left portrait of Inigo Jones, wearing a brown coat, large plain white collar, cuffs and a brown skull cap. He holds a paper in his left hand. It was commissioned by Sir Edward Littleton, MP 1725-1812.
Hogarth's portrait was painted 100 years after the death of Inigo Jones (1573-1652) and was based on an engraving of a drawing by van Dyck. Jones devised dramatic court entertainments for James I and Charles I and encouraged the introduction of European art and architecture into England. He designed the first Italian-style buildings in England, including the Queen's House at Greenwich.|
|Creator: William Hogarth|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|