Gallery of Statues

Museo Pio-Clementino

 The Vatican


Possibly by Alinari


The Gallery of Statues in the Museo Pio-Clementino

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

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Olcott, Berkeley, California, USA who owns the original albumen print
and to Octavo Inc.
who own the copyright on this digital image (not the original albumen print)

Photograph by Alinari

The Gallery of Statues

Museo Pio-Clementino

Thank you to Douglas Olcott for sending me the photograph above following discussion of an albumen photograph of the same gallery taken by Robert MacPherson and sent to me by Paul Remagen, Seattle, Washington, USA.

 Douglas wrote:

Museo Pio-Clementino

Alinari Photograph

"Here is an image of that gallery in the Vatican from my collection. This photo is possibly 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.

An albumen print by Robert Macpherson

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

Douglas Olcott, Berkeley, California, USA.  July 2005

Douglas Olcott tells me that Octavo Inc (who produced the digital image above) has been re-photographing with a digital camera his collection of albumen prints.

Douglas hopes that  by the end of August 2005 his his website will be up with public access to high resolution versions of his images.


Robert MacPherson


Early Photographic Albums

Albumen Print