Skip to main content
Enjoy free weekends for locals through August 28! Counties included: Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty (Georgia), and Beaufort and Jasper (South Carolina)
*excludes Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

Please Note: Joe's at the Jepson will be closed Thursday, 8/11 through Sunday, 8/21. The café will re-open on Monday, August 22.
Please Note: The Telfair Academy will be closed from 8/22-8/26. The Academy will resume operations on Saturday, 8/27.
Learn More

Gothic Soul will focus on the tumultuous life and work of Charles Meryon (1821-1868), a French artist who devoted himself to etching after discovering he was color blind. The illegitimate son of a dancer in the Paris Opéra and an English physician, Meryon pursued a career in the French Navy, where he learned to draw. This exhibition will present a sweeping view of his oeuvre, from etchings of the South Pacific, inspired by his travels as a naval officer, to now-iconic depictions of Paris during the Gothic Revival. Over 30 works will be on view, the majority on loan from a private collector, and a small catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Telfair’s permanent collection works, including a selection of reproductions of Meryon’s etchings of Paris, gifted to the United States by the French nation after World War II, will also be displayed.

Gothic Soul: Charles Meryon is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Anne-Solène Bayan, assistant curator.


Support for the catalogue is generously provided by:

Ingrid Rose in memory of Milton Rose

William P Carl

Thomas R. Broker