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Sculpture - Colossal Hand in the Courtyard of the Palazzo de' Conservatori on the Capitol

Photograph
1864-1870 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photograph of a colossal stone hand on a pedastal, in the courtyard of the Palazzo de' Conservatori on the Capitol, Rome.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
mounted albumen print
Brief Description
Photograph of a colossal hand in the courtyard of the Palazzo de' Conservatori, from a set commissioned by John Henry Parker, Rome, 1864-1870
Physical Description
Photograph of a colossal stone hand on a pedastal, in the courtyard of the Palazzo de' Conservatori on the Capitol, Rome.
Dimensions
  • 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.
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Bibliographic References
  • From departmental notes
  • The Archaeology of Rome, by John Henry Parker. Oxford: J. Parker and Co., 1874
Other Number
86 - John Henry Parker catalogue number
Collection
Accession Number
61426

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record createdJune 6, 2017
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