Not currently on display at the V&A

Forum of Augustus, with Interior of tufa Wall and Arch of travertine inserted (Arco di Pantano), and Temple of Mars Ultor (?).

1864-1868 (photographed)
Place of origin

Photograph of the Forum of Augustus, Rome.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
mounted albumen print
Brief description
Photograph of the Forum of Augustus, Rome, photographed under the direction of John Henry Parker, 1864-1868
Physical description
Photograph of the Forum of Augustus, Rome.
  • Mount height: 26.8cm
  • Mount width: 33.2cm
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.
Bibliographic reference
On label pasted to mount
Other number
272 - John Henry Parker catalogue number
Accession number

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Record createdMarch 12, 2015
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