Wilton House, Wilton: elevation of the Great Dining Room (Double Cube Room) containing family portraits by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

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RIBApix ref no RIBA32938
Architect/DesignerJones, Inigo (1573-1652)
Artist/PhotographerCampbell, Colen (1676-1729)
CountryUK: England
CityWilton
Subject Date1648
Image Date1717
ViewInterior
StyleBaroque
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSC176VOLII p.g.63
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Colen Campbell. Vitruvius Britannicus (London, 1717), vol. II, p. 63 NOTES: The Double Cube Room is the central feature of Inigo Jones's suite of State Rooms. It was designed to display the family portraits by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. The names of the Single and Double Cube Rooms stem from their dimensions: the Single Cube is 30 feet long by 30 feet wide by 30 feet high; the Double Cube is 60 feet long by 30 feet wide by 30 feet high.

Subject tags

fireplaces, country houses, ceilings, dining rooms, decorative woodwork, mantelpieces