Piazza del Quirinal with the Obelisk and Horse Tamers

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 40.6 x 30.4 cm (16 x 11 15/16 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




Recto, below image in ink on mount: Piazza del Quirinal, with the Obelisk and Horse Tamers
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 96 in graphite
L. l., in ink: Rome: Italy.
Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/R6/5.12/ . . . 14056
To right of sticker, in ink: Rome. Horse Tamers (The Dioscuri, Kaster & Polydydeukes)/ (Pollux).
To right of this, in ink: See Gardner's "Handbook" p. 445 (Sysipion)/See Furtwangler's "Masterpieces" p. 95 (Phidion/(trans.)
Below sticker, in graphite: 198
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
L. l., along edge, stamped in black ink: The Gardner Brewer Collection

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection