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SM volume 26, p. 15


Reconstruction of the Pantheon as completed by Agrippa, Marcus Aurelius and other emperors


5 Elevation


Same as for 4


By Gibbs in pen and brown ink over pencil, C, D, E on drawing, and beneath sheet in lower part of p. 15, C. Front of the portico made by Marcus Agrippa. / D. The Antient Pediment, appearing above that of Agrippas / E. The Tympan of the pediment made by Marcus Agrippa adorned with some history but now demolished.

Signed and dated

  • 1740s

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink with grey wash over pencil under drawing; on laid paper; 135 x 150.


James Gibbs


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Gibbs modifies his elevation of the Pantheon as he did in 1, above, and also modifies Fontana's version of Agrippa's embellishments (Fontana, p. 465, top). He adds an over-door window above the main entrance and omits the pedestals with statues in front of the outer columns. He eliminates statuary from the pediments and does not show the folded-back doors either side of the entrance.


T. Friedman, James Gibbs, p. 57, pl. 31.



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