Model of the Arch of Constantine

Model of the Arch of Constantine

Model of the Arch of Constantine
Probably by Jean-Pierre Fouquet (1752-1829) and François Fouquet (1787-1870)
Paris
1820s
Plaster on metal armature, wooden base
Height 54 cm x width 68 cm x depth 34 cm
Museum no. Circ.215-1916

Models of Roman arches such as this one, as well as Napoleon's Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (1806-8), may have helped to inspire John Nash in his general design for Marble Arch (1825-33). Curiously, however, some of the relief panels have been put on in the wrong order on this model of the Arch of Constantine.