Robert MacPherson Column of the Immaculate Conception, Rome, Italy

Price $1,000
Sale Price $700

Ref.# 13398

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1850s  Print Date 1861c

Dimensions 11-7/8 x 10-1/8 in. (302 x 257 mm)

Photo Country Italy

Photographer Country Scotland

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With J.H. initials and 1861 date in pencil in lower left corner and Spithover blindstamp in lower right corner.

In the southeast part of the Piazza di Spagna is the Colonna dell'Immacolata (column of the Immaculate Conception). It was erected in 1857--and probably photographed at that time--to commemorate the dogma of the immaculate conception. The column was found in 1777 under a monastery. It is now topped with a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Provenance: old collection of J. Harrison, Jr. purchased in 1861.

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