Inigo Jones

Austin Singlton

Biography

Inigo Jones was born July 15th, 1573 in England.


He spent most of his life in Italy.


No one knows much about his education.


No one also knows about his early life but he did some traveling between 1596/97 and 1605 which helped him become an architect.


He worked on the Queen's house at Greenwitch, the first church church structure in England, etc.


His patrons were Queen Anne, Queen Henrieta Maria.



The Work

This is the Queen's House at Greenwitch.


Started in 1616 and finished in 1635.


This took so long because the Queen Anne died in 1619 and they didn't start back up until 1630 for Queen Henrieta Maria.


This is important because Inigo wouldn't have done this if he didn't fight with the king for shooting one of his favorite dogs while hunting. He was making it up to him by doing this for the Queen.


This represents capitalism because the Queen has power.



Information Citing

" The earliest of Jones's surviving buildings is the Queen's House at Greenwitch , a project he undertook for Queen Anne in 1616. The lower floor was completed at the time the Queen died in 1619. Work then stopped but was resumed in 1630 for Queen Henrieta Maria, Charles l's wife, and was completed in 1635."


Paraphrase: Inigo Jones started the Queen's House at Greenwitch for Queen Anne in 1616 which still stands today. One floor was finished when the Queen died in 1619. So everthing was stopped and picked up in 1630 for Queen Henrieta Maria. The house was finished in 1635.