Nicholas Stone
sculptor, architect, and master mason; b. 1586; d. August 24, 1644.
Stone was a pupil of Isaac James, a mason, and assisted Hendrick van Keyser at Amsterdam. In 1614 he returned to England and executed many works from the designs of Inigo Jones, such as the Banqueting House, Whitehall (1619-1622), the portico of old S. Paul's; the water-gate at York Stairs, and the fine portal of S. Mary's, Oxford. He was appointed master mason at Windsor by Charles I, and was employed in the execution of a vast number of monuments. He was assisted and succeeded by his sons Henry, Nicholas, and John.

1614.08.23 the equestrian statue of Henri IV, begun by Bologne, placed in position at the Pont Neuf, Paris




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