The Biga, Vatican (Sculpture, chariot)

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 23.1 x 38.5 cm (9 1/8 x 15 3/16 in.) Mount: 44.9 x 55.7 cm (17 11/16 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: The Biga
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 249 in graphite
L. r., in ink: Vatican: Rome
Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
437/R6/X1.2/ (1cop.)/ . . . 13418
At top edge, in ink: Rome. Vatican. /Biga and horses.
Further to right, in ink: Helbig #326 (608)
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
- above, in ink: 13418
L. l., Stamped in black ink: The Gardner Brewer Collection
Further to right of this, in graphite: The Biga of the Vatican

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection