Monticello (Albemarle, VA) : North elevation, balustrade

Creator:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Published/Created:
Monticello, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
1796-1809 (alteration)
Date Depicted:
4/1/1997
1700 AD - 1799 AD
1800 AD - 1849 AD
Materials:
brick
wood
Notes:
n 1796 Jefferson started remodelling and enlarging Monticello, a scheme he had been considering during his stay in Paris. His first house derived mainly from Palladio; the alterations were based on designs by Antoine Desgodets, Charles Errard the younger and Roland Fréart de Chambray, reflecting the development of his architectural ideas and his reading. These changes resulted in the appearance of a symmetrical one-storey brick house with a prominent wooden balustrade. The west garden façade has a central pedimented portico crowned by a low octagonal drum and shallow dome. Three expert builders from Philadelphia were employed: James Dinsmore from 1798, and James Oldham and John Neilson from 1801. The remodelling was substantially completed by 1809. Numerous ingenious inventions with practical implications were devised. Monticello was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, an honor it shares with the nearby University of Virginia.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 18th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Neoclassical
Palladian
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-JT-M-E7
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; rulers and leaders; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 construction buildings; dwellings; houses; plantation houses balustrade
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
4/1/1997
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10088859
PID:
digcoll:1821238