Somerset House, Strand, London: design for the installation of an old chimneypiece in the cross gallery with a newly-designed overmantel

RIBApix ref no RIBA22801
Architect/DesignerColt, Maximilian (d. after 1644)
Jones, Inigo (1573-1652)
Artist/PhotographerJones, Inigo (1573-1652)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1636
Image Date1636
ViewInterior
StyleNeoclassical
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC199/JoI&WeJ[40]
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: According to the works accounts the cross gallery, formed in around 1612, was remodelled by Jones in 1636. The old chimneypiece was replaced by one to the above design, but incorporating the lower part with the waisted pilasters from the old fireplace carved and designed by Maximilan Colt.

Subject tags

fireplaces, palaces, mantelpieces