Timothy Richards | UK
Monticello Sculpture | Custom Monticello Plaster Model | Quality and Detail | Made in England | Timothy Richards
Limited Edition The First Monticello Sculpture | Custom Monticello Plaster Model | Extraordinary Quality and Detail | Made in England | Timothy Richards
Limited Edition of 100
Designed by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson determined that his home, Monticello, should be a model for the correct use of the Classical orders.
This was a rarity in Virginia where Jefferson wrote: “a workman could scarcely be found capable of drawing an order.” His passion for Palladian design as well as proper application of the orders is conspicuously demonstrated in his 1771 elevation drawing of the first version of the house, which began around 1772.
The two-tiered portico, superimposed orders, and hipped-roof wings with attic stories made the original Monticello a reduced version of Palladio’s Villa Cornaro. Jefferson ‘s enthusiasm for Classical details extended to his chimneys which are Classical pedestals.
Monticello’s first version was a precedent-setting tripartite scheme for America, but it was never fully completed. Following his return from France in 1789, Jefferson transformed the unfinished house into the domed version we know today, a combination of Palladian and French Neoclassical influences.
- Dimensions: 17.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high by 7 inches deep
- Weight: 6.8kg
- A substantial, impressive, piece of art that will make a most thoughtful gift.
- We are able to personalize this a variety of ways. In the past we have created engraved plates that we have attached, placed it on a base with engraving and attached it to a silver tray with engraving.
- We require three or more weeks for production. Please allow us to know your timing requirements. We are delighted to do what we can to accommodate you.
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