Tomb of Cecilia Metella from the Road - Via Appia

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 36.9 x 29.2 cm (14 1/2 x 11 1/2 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: Tomb of Cecilia Metella
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 153 in graphite
L. r., in ink: Rome: Italy
Verso, u. l., MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/R6/N1.32/ . . . 14096
To right of sticker, in ink: Rome: Tomb of Caecilia Metalla. Erected Reign of Augustus
Below sticker, in graphite: 209
Along left edge, in graphite: Tomb of Caecilia Metalla, /from the road "Via Appia"
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
L. l. along edge, stamped in black ink: The Gardner Brewer Collection

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection