Ruins of Palmyra

Marc Ferrez1870s

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum


  • Title: Ruins of Palmyra
  • Creator: Marc Ferrez
  • Date: 1870s
  • Location Created: Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Physical Dimensions: 19 x 25.2 cm (7 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Joseph R. Lasser and Donald I. Reifler
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 86.XA.749.1.42
  • Markings: (Recto, mount) upper center, blue ink stamp: "Commissao Geologica/ do/ Imperio Do Brazil" [encircled];
  • Inscription: (Recto, mount) lower left, in black ink: "Ruines de Palmyra/ Grotto excavation au terrain terciaux/ Olinda"; lower center, in black ink: "No. 42. 'Ruinas de Palmyra' Gruta excavada no terreno terciario (?)/ Olinda"; lower right, in black ink: "'Ruinas de Palmyra' [underlined]/ Ravine excavated in/ tertiary (?) sands and clays at/ Olinda, near Pernambuco";
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: Brazilian
  • Credit Line: Gift of Joseph R. Lasser and Donald I. Reifler
  • Classification: Photographs