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[Sketch-book. A facsimile of the original in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire] by Inigo Jones.

Inigo Jones

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Lithographed by G E Madeley, 3 Wellington St. Strand, [1831]

Physical Description

[134] pages: illus.; 220 mm.

General Note

Facsimile of the sketch-book containing studies and notes made by Inigo Jones during a visit to Italy in 1614. The first page of the original has the inscription: 'Roma: Altro diletto che Imparar non trouo / Inigo Jones / 1614'. The following leaf in this copy of the facsimile is a copy of the 1762 print by Alexander Bannerman after the portrait of Jones by Sir Anthony van Dyck. The studies and notes cover 42 leaves (3-11, 13-20, 22-23, 25-26, 27-35, 42-54); the rest of the leaves are blank. The facsimile is reproduced from the original in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire. Only a hundred copies were printed for the Duke and were presented by him as presents.


This copy is inscribed in the hand of William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire: 'the Honble Mrs George Lamb is requested by the Duke of Devonshire to accept this attempted fac simile of Inigo Jones's Sketch book.'

Also present, pasted onto a front loose endpaper, is a cutting from an unidentified bookseller's catalogue detailing this copy of the facsimile.

Binding Note

Bound in blue morocco extra, with gilt edges by F. Bedford [according to bookseller's catalogue]. Spine lettered 'Sketch Book - Inigo Jones'

Name as Subject


Figure drawings -- English -- 1614 -- Facsimiles, Sketchbooks -- Italy -- 1614 -- Facsimiles, Travel sketches -- English -- Italy -- 1614 -- Facsimiles