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Model of Lord Burlington's villa at Chiswick

  • Object:

    Architectural model

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2001 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rome-Innes, George (designer and maker)
    The Network Modelmakers (designer and maker)
    Historic Classic Houses (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Limewood

  • Museum number:

    E.3838-2004

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 54

This is a model of Lord Burlington's villa at Chiswick. Lord Burlington built his villa as an extension to his house at Chiswick, near London. Only the villa is shown in this model. It was built for entertaining not for daily living. Burlington based its domed design on two Italian villas of the 1570s, the Villa Rotunda at Vicenza by Andrea Palladio and the Villa Rocca Pisani by Vincenzo Scamozzi. All the details, however, came from ancient classical sources. The interior was richly decorated with painting, gilding and elaborate furnishings.

This model was made by George Rome-Innes and produced by the Network Modelmakers, London, 2001 for the British Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Physical description

Model (twenty-first century) of Lord Burlington's villa at Chiswick.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2001 (made)

Artist/maker

Rome-Innes, George (designer and maker)
The Network Modelmakers (designer and maker)
Historic Classic Houses (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Limewood

Dimensions

Height: 61 cm, Width: 85 cm, Depth: 85 cm

Descriptive line

Architectural model of Lord Burlington's villa at Chiswick by George Rome-Innes in 2001 for the British Galleries at the V&A.

Production Note

Attribution note: The model is built at a scale of 1:48.

Materials

Limewood

Techniques

Carpentry

Subjects depicted

Architectural model; Model; Model makers; Villas; Model-making

Categories

Architecture

Production Type

Model

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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