The Arch of Septimius Severus from the Tabularium

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 27.3 x 31 cm (10 3/4 x 12 3/16 in.) Mount: 45.6 x 55.8 cm (17 15/16 x 21 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




Recto, below image in ink on mount: Arch of Septimius Severus, / From the Tabularium
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 235 in graphite
L. r., in ink: Rome. Italy
Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/R6/S4/ . . . 13992
To the right of sticker, in ink: Rome. / Arch of Septimius Severus. A. D. 204/ In the Forum Romanum.
Below sticker, in graphite: 155
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
- above this, in ink: 13992
L. l., in graphite: The Arch of Septimius Severus/ from the Tabularium
L. r., stamped in black ink: The Gardner Brewer Collection.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection