The Grotto of Egeria

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 31.4 x 39.6 cm (12 3/8 x 15 9/16 in.) Mount: 45.9 x 56 cm (18 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




Recto, below image in ink on mount: Grotto of Egeria.
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 157 in graphite
L. r., in ink: Italy.
Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/Eg2/K1/ . . . 14361
To right of sticker, in ink: Egeria, Italy. / Grotto. (Nymphaeum).
Further to right, in ink: The "grotto" is a nymphaeum/ originally covered with marble, / the shrine of the brook Almo/ which now flows past it in an/ artificial channel.
Below sticker, in crayon: 2
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
- above this, in ink: 14361
L. l., in graphite: Grotto of Egeria
L. r., stamped in black: The Gardner Brewer Collection

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection