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date: 27 February 2020

Paine, Jameslocked

(bapt Andover, Hants, Oct 9, 1717; d France, autumn 1789).
  • Peter Leach


(bapt Andover, Hants, Oct 9, 1717; d France, autumn 1789).

English architect. He was probably the son of John Pain, a carpenter at Andover. In the preface to the first volume (1767) of his Plans…of Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Houses he stated that he ‘began the study of architecture in the early part of his life, under the tuition of a man of genius…the late Mr. Thomas Jersey’, an obscure figure (d 1751) who later acted as Clerk of Works for the building of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford. More significantly, Paine appears to have studied in London at the St Martin’s Lane Academy, founded by William Hogarth in 1735. There he would have come into contact with the architect Isaac Ware, and he appears to have begun his career through contact with the circle of Ware’s patron, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork. His first commission was to supervise the erection of Nostell Priory (...

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H. M. Colvin: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600–1840 (London, 1954, rev. 2/1978)