Urning their keep

These decorative urns are taken from James Gibb’s 1728 Book of Architecture, in which he sets out designs and suggestions for country gentlemen wishing to erect a building of taste but without the wherewithal to employ a London architect. Gibbs became one of the most significant architects of the eighteenth century and helped to define what we now know as ‘Georgian’ architecture.

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