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[The inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road.]
[The inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road.]
Brandoin Invnt. R. Earlom sculpst.
R Sayer, Excd., Publish'd Augst, 15, 1772.
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title, 470 x 560mm. 18½ x 22". Trimmed to plate. Diagonal crease through centre of image. Some scuffs and scrapes to the mezzotint surface.
A group of men and women stand conversing amongst tall marble pillars, inside a richly decorated hall. In the background are more open rooms and several figures, with statues set within niches along the walls. A slightly satirical take on fashionable 18th century London society. The Pantheon was a place of public entertainment on the south side of Oxford Street, designed by James Wyatt. It opened in 1772, when the main rotunda was one of the largest rooms in England. Originally built as a set of winter assembly rooms, it was later briefly converted into a theatre. Before being demolished in 1937, it was a bazaar and a wine merchant's show room for over a hundred years. After Michel Vincent Brandoin (1733 - 1790), known as Charles Brandoin, a Swiss painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, and caricaturist working in London.
Wessely: 100, I. Chaloner Smith: 45. BM Satires: 5091.
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[The Inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road.] L'Intérior du Panthéon de Londres.  From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Robt. Sayer.
[The Inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road.] L'Intérior du Panthéon de Londres. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Robt. Sayer.
Chas. Brandoin inv. et delin. Richd. Earlom fecit. R. Sayer Execudt.
London, printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street. As the Act directs 30 August 1772.
Mezzotint. 475 x 560mm. Lettered in panel at bottom, published state. Slightly rubbed.
A group of men and women stand conversing amongst tall marble pillars, inside a richly decorated hall. In the background are more open rooms, with statues set within niches along the wall. Further figures congregrate throughout. The Pantheon, was a place of public entertainment on the south side of Oxford Street. It was designed by James Wyatt, and opened in 1772. One of the largest rooms in England, the main rotunda, with its central dome, was somewhat reminiscent of the celebrated Pantheon in Rome. Orginally built as a set of winter assembly rooms, it was later briefly converted into a theatre. Before being demolished in 1937, it was a bazaar and a wine merchant's show room for over a hundred years. Michel Vincent Brandoin (1733 - 1790) was a Swiss painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, and caricaturist who working out of London. Although he was often called, and is referred to, as Charles Brandoin, his real name was Michael Vincent.
Wessely 100.II. CS:45. BM:5091.
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The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Painting, in the Year 1771. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Rob.t Sayer. [&] The Inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road. L'Intérior du Panthéon de Londres.
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Painting, in the Year 1771. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Rob.t Sayer. [&] The Inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road. L'Intérior du Panthéon de Londres. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Rob.t Sayer.
Chas. Brandoin inv.t. et delin. Rich.d Earlom fecit. R. Sayer Excudit.
London, Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street. Published as the Act directs 20 May 1772 [& 30 August 1772].
Pair of mezzotints, image 470 x 555mm. Trimmed just within plate, false margins added.
A fine pair of satires on the contemporary social scene, showing the well-do-do at the Royal Academy and Pantheon. In the Royal Academy view James Barry's 'Temptation of Adam' takes pride of place on the walls. The Pantheon was a place of public entertainment on the south side of Oxford Street, designed by James Wyatt. It opened in 1772, when the main rotunda was one of the largest rooms in England. Orginally built as a set of winter assembly rooms, it was later briefly converted into a theatre. Before being demolished in 1937, it was a bazaar and a wine merchant's show room for over a hundred years. Michel Vincent Brandoin (1733 - 1790), known as Charles Brandoin, was a Swiss painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, and caricaturist who working out of London.
Wessely 100.II. Royal Academy CS:44, state ii of iii; Pantheon CS: 45, only state.
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The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Painting, in the Year 1771. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Rob.t Sayer. [&] The Inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road. L'Intérior du Panthéon de Londres.
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Painting, in the Year 1771. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Rob.t Sayer. [&] The Inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road. L'Intérior du Panthéon de Londres. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Rob.t Sayer.
Chas. Brandoin inv.t. et delin. Rich.d Earlom fecit. R. Sayer Excudit.
London, Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street. Published as the Act directs 20 May 1772 [& 30 August 1772].
Pair of mezzotints, fine impression. Each sheet: 470 x 555mm (18½ x 22"). Cut to image. Overall paper tone and pin holes. Crease on Pantheon.
A fine pair of satires on the contemporary social scene, showing the well-do-do at the Royal Academy and Pantheon. In the Royal Academy view James Barry's 'Temptation of Adam' takes pride of place on the walls. The Pantheon was a place of public entertainment on the south side of Oxford Street, designed by James Wyatt. It opened in 1772, when the main rotunda was one of the largest rooms in England. Orginally built as a set of winter assembly rooms, it was later briefly converted into a theatre. Before being demolished in 1937, it was a bazaar and a wine merchant's show room for over a hundred years. Michel Vincent Brandoin (1733 - 1790), known as Charles Brandoin, was a Swiss painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, and caricaturist who working out of London.
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