Design for a screen wall, Somerset House, Strand, London: elevation

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RIBApix ref no RIBA22784
Architect/DesignerJones, Inigo (1573-1652)
Artist/PhotographerWebb, John (1611-1672)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1633
Image Date1633
ViewExterior
StylePalladian
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC199/JoI&WeJ[51]
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Possibly associated with the palace design of 1638, monumental in elevation, of nine bays with three alternative treatments: arcaded, with a blocked order and square openings and with square windows set in channelled, rusticated walls. This large palace with extensive mezzanine accomodation was intended for a monumental rebuilding of the Strand front of old Somerset House, tied in to the 16th century courtyards behind it.

Subject tags

arches, palaces, walls, arcades