Somerset House, Strand, London: annotated design for water stairs showing an obelisk in section, a part plan of the approach stairs and a plan of the obelisk pier

RIBApix ref no RIBA22789
Architect/DesignerJones, Inigo (1573-1652)
Artist/PhotographerWebb, John (1611-1672)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1600
Image Date1600
ViewExterior
StyleNeoclassical
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC199/JoI&WeJ[47]
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Although this drawing had previously been dated as 1630-1631, it is also possible that the inscription may not be in Jones's hand and that the design might instead date from Webb's proposal for Somerset House's new gallery in 1661.

Subject tags

stairs, water features, palaces, obelisks