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Inigo Jones, 1573–1652
Design for a Temporary Arch Ornamented with Putti and Allegorical Figures of Music and War
Additional Title(s):
Verso: Two Figure Studies
ca. 1622
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and brown ink and brown wash; verso: graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches (24.1 x 17.1 cm)

Watermark: Arms & Baden Hockberg (Churchill 267a)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegories | arch | architectural subject | guitar | masques | monarchy | music | nude | peace | plenty | poetry | putti | war | wisdom | women
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IIIF Manifest:

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).

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2011

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Matthew Hargraves, Matthew Hargraves on Peter Paul Rubens's Peace Embracing Plenty, , January 20, 2012, 3 minutes, 53 seconds, http://www.youtube.com/v/dKoHvse6Ud0 [Website]

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