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Macpherson's Vatican Sculptures
91.R.3  
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Description
An album of 130 albumen photgraphs by Robert Macpherson of Greek and Roman sculpture held in the Vatican Museum, along with installation views of six of the halls housing the sculpture. The album documents the museum as it was arranged in the 1860s.
Background
Robert MacPherson was a Scottish painter turned photographer and some-time art dealer, active in Rome from 1851 until his death. While he produced views of Rome's classical ruins, churches, fountains, piazzas and villas, and of the Roman Campagna and surrounding towns, McPherson's main interest was in photographing sculpture. He was the first to photograph the interior of the Vatican palace, and he had ambitions to photograph not only all of the Vatican's significant sculptures, but all of the major sculpture collections in Rome.
Extent
1 Linear Feet (1 album containing 130 photographs)
Restrictions
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.