Pantheon

Gender:
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Date and place of birth:
Founded 1777
Date and place of death:
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Worked:
(fl) Late 1820s
Known places of work:
London
Known techniques:
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Known materials:
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Frames:
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Signature:
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Introduction:

The Pantheon in Oxford Street, London, housed a centre for the taking of silhouettes, amongst other attractions. One silhouette taken at the Pantheon survives. The sitter is John Field and on the reverse are two inscriptions: “A. Compton, Tavistock Hotel” and “Done for J. Field at the Pantheon”. It is a plain black bust-length piece. More work taken at The Pantheon may survive, but without knowledge of a ‘house style’ or trade label is has proved very difficult to identify.

Additional research about Pantheon:

Source: McKechnie (Author of, British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860)

Pantheon (McKechnie Section 1)