The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Burlington, Richard Boyle, earl of

The American Cyclopædia
Burlington, Richard Boyle, earl of

Edition of 1879. See also Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BURLINGTON, Richard Boyle, earl of, an English architect, born April 25, 1695, died in 1753. He studied architecture in Italy, but had no admiration for the Gothic. The works of Inigo Jones and of Palladio won his admiration, and on the principle which these exhibited he erected many buildings, of which the best known are his own villas at Cheswick and at Lanesborough in Yorkshire, the front of Burlington house (purchased by government for scientific societies, &c.), the dormitory at Westminster school, mansions for several noblemen, his friends, the reparation of St. Paul's church, Covent Garden (by Inigo Jones), and the assembly room at York, which is his best work. He was the friend of Pope, who eulogized him in his “Fourth Epistle.”