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Burlington House, Piccadilly, the plan of the ground floor

Burlington House, Piccadilly, the plan of the ground floor

Architect: Ware, Samuel

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1812

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 12.31

Item number: 31

Length: 432

Width: 660

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: 11 1/2" : 70 Feet

Considered one of the best examples of palladian architecture in Britain, Burlington House was designed by Sir John Denham between 1664 and 65. James Gibbs 1714-15 added the baroque colonnades in the forecourt in 1714 and 15, and from 1717 to 20 Colin Campbell remodelled the house in palladian style, adding the stone gateway for the Piccadilly entrance and the saloon. Samuel Ware, the architect who produced this drawing, was employed in 1815 by George Cavendish to add the grand staircase and make other internal alterations.

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