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Model

Model

  • 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:

    Plaster

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.219-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a plaster model of the Portico of Septimus Severus, Rome. This model is one of the 15 models which were originally thought to be restored from existing remains and excuted by John Nash. However according to the Farington Diary, these models were not made by Nash himself. Farington saw them on display in Nash's gallery in Regent Street in 1821 and mentions that Nash had commissioned a Frech Artist to make a set of models. 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

Plaster model of the Portico of Septimus Severus, Rome

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

Plaster

Descriptive line

Plaster model of the Portico of Septimus Severus, probably French, 19th century.

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

Leslie, Fiona. Inside Outside: Changing Attitude towards Architectural Models in the Museums at South Kensington. Architectural History. 47, 2004. pp. 159-200.
Kimbell, F. The Capital of Virginia: a Landmark of American Architecture. Richmond: Virginia State Library and Archive, 2002. fg. 57 on p. 53.
Catalogue of the Collection Illustrating Construction and Building Materials in the South Kensington Museum. Department of Science and Art, 1876. pp. 206-207.
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.

Materials

Plaster

Categories

Architecture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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