Remains of the Porticus of Octavia. Rome, Italy

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 42 x 30.3 cm (16 9/16 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: Remains of the Porticus of Octavia
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 304 in graphite
L. r. in ink: Rome: Italy
On image, left of lower center, blind stamp: M. F. A.
Verso, u. l.: MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/R6/C10-a/cop. 1/ . . . 3383
To right of sticker, in ink: Rome. Porticus of Octavia
U. r., in ink: Originally enclosed temples of Jupiter and Juno. Erected by Augustus. Restored by Septimius Severus and Caracalla in 203
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts/Boston.
Above this, in ink: 3383
Below this, oval stamp in purple ink: M. F. A.

Credit Line

Transferred from the MFA's Historic Collection of Photographs—Gift of Miss Harriet Smith Tolman