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The Pantheon from the Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens

Impression: Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Number: 473
Date: 1893/1894
Medium: etching
Size: 82 x 200 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.429; M.419
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


landscape, pantheon, park, people, tree.


Variations on the title are as follows:

Possibly 'Luxembourg Gardens' (1899, ISSPG). 3
'The Terrace Luxembourg' (1902, Whistler). 4
'Luxembourg Gardens' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 5
'Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens' (1910, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 6

'The Pantheon from the Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens' combines different elements in the early titles and serves to differentiate it from similar subjects.

3: London ISSPG 1899 (cat. no. 247).

4: Whistler to C. L. Freer, [June 1902], GUW #09089.

5: Mansfield 1909[more] (cat. no. 419).

6: Kennedy 1910[more] (cat. no. 429).


A view across a park to mature trees in full leaf. Beyond the trees are the rooftops and chimneys of buildings and, just to right of centre, the dome and lantern of the Pantheon. There are flowers in the foreground at right. In the middle distance is a border planted with flowers and shrubs, where people are sitting on garden seats looking across a walk to a pond. To left of the pond, people are strolling and sitting on the grass and under the trees.


Etching: c_K429_01
The Pantheon, from the terrace of the Luxembourg Gardens c070, lithograph, 1893,
The Hunterian, University of Glasgow (49573).
The Pantheon from the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France. A similar subject is seen in the lithograph The Pantheon, from the terrace of the Luxembourg Gardens c070 as well as in several other etchings including Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens 443, The Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens, No. 2 444, Balustrade, Luxembourg Gardens 465 and Bébés, Jardin du Luxembourg 463.