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PRINT BY: Henry Hulsbergh
AFTER/ARTIST: Colen Campbell
PUBLISHER: Colen Campbell
METHOD: Line engraving
IMAGE SIZE: 250 mm by 503 mm to platemark
NOTES: A fine print of the original facade of Burlington House in Piccadilly, London, from an edition of Vitruvius Britannicus. The building is now the home of the Royal Academy, but the facade you see is the C19 one. We believe that this facade is the one contained within the building. Only a few years ago it was exposed and carefully conserved.
The house with its facade and courtyard would surely have been one of the great monuments to Palladianism, if most if it had not been destroyed in the C19 remodelling.
The printing history of VB is very complicated and is fully explored in Eileen Harris’s book on British architectural books
CONDITION: Good, a strong impression. A join down the centre from the original fold. Some very minor marks and tears on the margins, but outside the platemark. (A scratch centre left and a small mark inside the platemark top left, but we think original to the printing.)
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