The Arch of Hadrian, Athens

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Object Details

Title:

The Arch of Hadrian, Athens

Artist/Maker:

Philippos Margaritis (Greek, 1810 - 1892)
and Philibert Perraud (French, born 1815)

Medium:

Daguerreotype

Dimensions:

7 × 9.1 cm (2 3/4 × 3 9/16 in.)

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In this depiction of the ancient city's remains, Philippos Margaritis, a native-born Greek, and Philibert Perraud, a Frenchman, photographed the Arch of Hadrian at Athens, a masterpiece of classical architecture. The Arch, built around 131 A.D., is a light, elegant structure, with an opening flanked by freestanding columns and a colonnaded upper story. Barely visible beyond the Arch at upper right is the distant mount of the Acropolis.

Provenance
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Daniel Wolf, Inc.

Exhibitions
The Art of the Daguerreotype (April 14 to July 12, 1998)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 14 to July 12, 1998
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