JONES, Inigo
(b. 1573, London, d. 1652, London)

Exterior view

Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire

There were very few architects, almost exclusively his collaborators and students, who escaped from the shadow of Inigo Jones, the great innovator. Among these were Isaac de Caus (c. 1590-c.1655), who, according to recent findings, designed Wilton House. The harmoniously proportioned façade is broad and flanked by high corner pavilions, with a window decorated in venetian style accentuating the central section.

The construction was begun in 1632, and the building was renovated in 1647 after a fire.

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