The Arch of Drusus

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 38 x 29.8 cm (14 15/16 x 11 3/4 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: Arch of Drusus
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 297 in graphite
L. r., in ink: Rome: Italy
Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/R6/S3 . . . 13987
To right of sticker, in ink: Rome. / Arch of Drusus [then in graphite] (Probably built during reign of Trajan 98-117 A. D.)
Below sticker, in graphite: 152
Along left edge, in graphite: The Arch of Drusus
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
- above this, in ink: 13987
L. r., stamped in black ink: The Gardner Brewer Collection

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection