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The Grotto of Egeria


Recto, below image in ink on mount: Grotto of Egeria. Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 157 in graphite L. r., in ink: Italy. Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink: 436/Eg2/K1/ . . . 14361 To right of sticker, in ink: Egeria, Italy. / Grotto. (Nymphaeum). Further to right, in ink: The "grotto" is a nymphaeum/ originally covered with marble, / the shrine of the brook Almo/ which now flows past it in an/ artificial channel. Below sticker, in crayon: 2 In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston. - above this, in ink: 14361 L. l., in graphite: Grotto of Egeria L. r., stamped in black: The Gardner Brewer Collection

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection


Image: 31.4 x 39.6 cm (12 3/8 x 15 9/16 in.) Mount: 45.9 x 56 cm (18 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print