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York Water Gate (here referred to as York Stairs), Victoria Embankment, London: elevation and plan

RIBApix ref no RIBA32905
Architect/DesignerGerbier, Sir Balthazar (1592-1663)
Jones, Inigo (1573-1652)
Stone, Nicholas (1587-1647)
Artist/PhotographerCampbell, Colen (1676-1729)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1626
Image Date1717
ViewExterior
StylePalladian
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSC176VOLIII p.g.28
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Colen Campbell. Vitruvius Britannicus (London, 1717), vol. II, p. 28 NOTES: This Italianate gateway, constructed in Portland stone, originally gave access to The Thames from the gardens of York House, the London mansion of the 1st Duke of Buckingham. Campbell here attributes its design to Inigo Jones but it is almost certainly by Sir Balthazar Gerbier (although the executant mason Nicholas Stone has sometimes been credited as its designer). See RIBA68782 for the drawing from which the engraving was made.

Subject tags

arches, riverside buildings, sculpture, stairs, decorative stonework, gateways, town houses