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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fouquet, Jean-Pierre, born 1752 - died 1829 (modellers)
    Fouquet, François, born 1787 - died 1870 (modellers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fifteen models of ancient Greek, roman and other Temples, including this one, were originally thought to be restored from existing remains and excuted by John Nash. However probably these models were not made by Nash himself but by a French artist commissioned by him. These models are probably made by Jean Pierre Fouquet and his son, François Fouquet, model makers of ancient monuments in Paris in the early 19th century.

Physical description

Model in plaster, tomb at Palmyra, Syria.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


early 19th century (made)


Fouquet, Jean-Pierre, born 1752 - died 1829 (modellers)
Fouquet, François, born 1787 - died 1870 (modellers)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 84 cm, Width: 64 cm, Depth: 34 cm

Descriptive line

Model of Tomb at Palmyra Syria; Plaster English 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kimbell, F. The Capital of Virginia: a Landmark of American Architecture. Richmond: Virginia State Library and Archive, 2002. fg. 57 on p. 53.
Leslie, Fiona. Inside Outside: Changing Attitude towards Architectural Models in the Museums at South Kensington. Architectural History. 47, 2004. pp. 159-200.
Cuisset, Geneviève. Jean-Pierre et François Fouquet, artistes modeleurs. Gazette des beaux-arts. 6.Pér. 115.1990, p. 227-240.
Cf. Soane: Connoisseur & Collector: a Selection of Drawings from Sir John Soane's Collection. London, 1995. cat. no. M1.
Greig, James. (ed.) The Farington Diary. London, Hutchinson, 1928. vol. VIII.
Summerson, John. John Nash, Architect to King George IV. London: G. Allen & Unwin. ltd. 1935.






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