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Robert Macpherson

1811 - 1872

Albumen Print

What is known of this albumen print by Robert Macpherson?

See 'Answer' below.

An albumen print by Robert Macpherson

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Remagen, Seattle, Washington, USA

Detail

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to
Paul Remagen, Seattle, Washington, USA

 

Robert Macpherson

Albumen Print

Question

Thank you to Paul Remagen, Seattle, Washington for sending me the photograph above.  Paul is hoping to discover more about this photo.  If you can help, please e-mail me.

Paul wrote:

Macpherson Photo

"I am wondering if perhaps you can give me some additional information about a Macpherson albumin photograph that I own.  I bought it about 25 years ago in San Francisco. 

At the time, I was told the the title of the photograph was 'The Hall of the Philosophers'.  But, in my research I have not been able to find anything concerning this. 

I discovered your website today while doing a search and saw mention of 'Macpherson's Vatican Sculptures and 'Macpherson's Sculptures of the Capitoline Museum'."

Paul Remagen, Seattle, Washington, USA:  July 2005

 

Answer

Many thanks to Douglas Olcott, Berkeley, California, USA for providing the following answer within 24 hours!

Museo Pio-Clementino

"The print which you received from Paul Remagen of Seattle, WA, is of the Gallery of Statues in the Museo Pio-Clementino in the Vatican (the Museum of Pope Pius V1 and Pope Clementine XIV, once their summer house). This gallery contains only Greek sculpture and Roman copies of Greek sculpture.

This photograph is listed in a catalogue of Macpherson's 'Photographs' of Rome published in 1858 with the same number 42 and with the description "Interior in the Vatican, styled the Hall of the Philosophers". It is listed again in a catalogue of his 'Photographs' dated December 1871 as number 350 and with the description "The Gallery of Statues, Vatican". The contents of his general catalogue grew over the years.

I have seen this photo also at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, where it has the latter description. A book I have on Rome by the Rev. Albert Kuhn published in 1916 has a view of this gallery by a different photographer and also calls it the Gallery of Statues. This is also the name used today. Sometime between 1858 and 1871 the name of this gallery or hall was changed.

Interior views by Macpherson are rare (and worth studying with magnification).   There are only six interior views, for example, included in his 'Vatican Sculptures'."

Douglas Olcott, Berkeley, California, USA.  July 2005

 

 

Another photographer  -  The same Gallery

The Gallery of Statues in the Museo Pio-Clementino

Thank you to Douglas Olcott for sending me the photograph below of the same gallery by a different photographer.  Douglas wrote:

Museo Pio-Clementino

Alinari Photograph

"Here's another image of that gallery in the Vatican from my collection. This photo is by Alinari The date is somewhere between 1860 and 1878.

The original photo was taken from a greater distance from the central seated figure than the Macpherson, therefore the detail is not as good as the Macpherson after you enlarge it.

The Alinari photo, however, does take advantage of the natural lighting to produce an almost chiaroscuro effect when looking at the total assemblage of sculptures."

Museo Pio-Clementino

   Photograph by Alinari of the Gallery of Statues in the Museo Pio-Clementino, Rome

Douglas Olcott, Berkeley, California, USA.  July 2005

 

 

Robert MacPherson

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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