Not currently on display at the V&A

Gates of Rome and Aqueducts - Porta Tiburtina (or S. Lorenzo), interior, Arch of Augustus, A.U.C. 750, B.C. 3, and the inner Arch of Honorius, A.D. 400, destroyed in 1869

1864-1868 (photographed)
Place Of Origin

Photograph of the Arch of Augustus at the Porta Tiburtina, Rome.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
mounted albumen print
Brief Description
Photograph of the Porta Tiburtina (also called S. Lorenzo or Viminalis), the Arch of Augustus and the inner Arch of Honorius, Rome, from a set commissioned by John Henry Parker, 1864-1868
Physical Description
Photograph of the Arch of Augustus at the Porta Tiburtina, Rome.
  • Mount height: 33.2cm
  • Mount width: 26.8cm
Object history
This object is part of a series of over 3,300 photographs documenting the principal monuments, artworks and artefacts of Rome from the classical age to the 1600s. The photographs were taken between 1864 and 1879 under the direction of John Henry Parker, the founder of the British and American Archaeological Society of Rome, and many were published in his Archaeology of Rome (1874-1879). Parker employed local photographers including Adriano De Bonis, Filippo Spina, Carlo Baldassare Simelli, Francesco Sidoli, Filippo Lais and Giovanni Battista Colamedici, as well as a Canadian, Charles Smeaton. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a large collection of the photographs taken before 1870.
Place Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
On label pasted to mount
Other Number
20 - John Henry Parker catalogue number
Accession Number

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record createdMarch 18, 2015
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