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Creator:
Inigo Jones, 1573–1652, British
Title:

Design for a Temporary Arch Ornamented with Putti and Allegorical Figures of Music and War

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Two Figure Studies

Date:
ca. 1622
Medium:
Pen and brown ink and brown wash; verso: graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches (24.1 x 17.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermarks: Arms & Baden Hockberg (Churchill 267a)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.591
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegories | arch | architectural subject | guitar | masques | monarchy | music | nude | peace | plenty | poetry | putti | war | wisdom | women
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10731
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Inigo Jones had been designing scenery and costumes for masques at the Stuart court since 1605. This design for an arch has been related to the Masque of Augurs (1622), produced by Jones with the playwright Ben Jonson and the very first masque to be performed in the new Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace, itself designed by Jones. Here the allegorical figures are probably intended for Wisdom (right) and Poetry (left).

Matthew Hargraves, 2011

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