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Jean Tijou

Print, 1693, Jean Tijou V&A Museum no. 25082:9

Jean Tijou was a French Huguenot ironworker. He is known solely through his work in England, where he worked on several of the key English Baroque buildings. He arrived in England in c.1689 and enjoyed the patronage of William and Mary for whom he made gates and railings for Hampton Court Palace. He produced the screens and grilles of St. Paul's Cathedral for Sir Christopher Wren, and worked at country houses such as Easton Neston, Burghley and Chatsworth. At Chatsworth his surviving works include the balustrade of the upper flight of the grand staircase and the set of gates known as the Golden Gates, which were moved to their present location at the north entrance to the park in the 19th century. Tijou published his New Book of Drawings in 1693 and continued to work in England until around 1711.

Gallery of Work

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  • An illustrated page about Tijou's work at St Paul's Cathedral
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