The Porta Maggiore and the Tomb of the Baker Eurysaces in the Shape of an Oven

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 28 x 37.9 cm (11 x 14 15/16 in.) Mount: 45.4 x 55.9 cm (17 7/8 x 22 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




Recto, below image in ink on mount: Porta Maggiore and Tomb of the Baker, Eurysaces
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 26 in graphite
In ink, l. r.: Rome: Italy
Verso, u. l., in graphite: 26
Below this, in graphite: 25
To the right of this, in graphite: a long description, barely legible
To the right of this, in graphite: Porta Praesentina, known as Maggiore
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
- above this, in ink: 14052
- below this, in graphite: 436/R6/B3.1
L. l., in ink: Gardner Brewer Bequest
L. r., stamped in black ink: The Gardner Brewer Collection

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection