Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Miller, John (fl.1780)

MILLER, JOHN (fl. 1780), architect, studied in Italy, and afterwards practised in London. He exhibited drawings of buildings, mostly in London, in the Royal Academy exhibitions between 1781 and 1787, during which years he resided in Westminster. The date of his death is not known.

He published: 1. Andrea Palladio's ‘Elements of Architecture, restored to its Original Perfection, with a Geometrical Explanation of its True Principles of Perspective,’ 28 plates, London, circ. 1748, 1759. 2. ‘The Country Gentleman's Architect … Designs for Cottages, Farm-houses,’ &c., 32 plates, London, 1787, 1797, 1800, 1805. ‘The Ruins of Pæstum or Posidonia, a Town of Magna Grecia,’ 4 plates, London, 1767, is also attributed to him. A drawn ‘Map of an Estate of Mr. Stephen Searson. Lying in Wetheringset in the County of Suffolk. Surveyed by John Miller, 1750’ (Addit. MS. Brit. Mus. 21057 E), may be his.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Royal Academy Exhibition Catalogues; Univ. Cat. of Books on Art; information from Wyatt Papworth, esq.]

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