John Shute

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This article is about the English artist and architect. For the American businessman from Oregon, see John W. Shute.

John Shute (died 1563) was an English artist and architect who was born in Cullompton, Devon.[1][2] His book, The First and Chief Grounds of Architecture,[3] was the first work in English on classical architecture.[4] Shute's patron was John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, for whom he built a residential wing at Dudley Castle.[4] He was also known as a painter of miniatures.[5]

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  1. ^ Hind, Arthur M. (1952). Engraving in England in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries - a Descriptive Catalogue with Introductions. Part 1 The Tudor Period. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 59. 
  2. ^ Worth, R.N. (1895). A History of Devonshire with sketches of its leading wothies. London: Elliot Stock. p. 41. 
  3. ^ Treasures of Columbia University Libraries Special Collections Retrieved 2010-12-16
  4. ^ a b Morris p.46
  5. ^ "Miniature". Encyclopedia Britannica. 1911. Retrieved 2012-02-04.