Painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings. Baptised in Yorkshire, on 1 January 1686. Began as a sign and coach painter. While on the Grand Tour he met his chief patron and supporter, Lord Burlington. Designed a number of important London buildings, some still extant, including: Treasury Buildings Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, some interiors at Chiswick House, and the landscaping of Alexander Pope's Twickenham Villa. At the picture source you can also see some of his interiors. Died Burlington House.