The Arch of Hadrian, Athens

Philippos Margaritis, and Philibert Perraud1846 - 1847

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

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.

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  • Title: The Arch of Hadrian, Athens
  • Creator: Philippos Margaritis, and Philibert Perraud
  • Date: 1846 - 1847
  • Physical Dimensions: 7 x 9.1 cm (2 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Daguerreotype
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Cased object
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 90.XT.65.9
  • Inscription: Inscription: None. Secondary Inscription: Inscribed at bottom edge of new seal, in pencil: "nur abgehlibt m. filmoplast P90; ungeoffnet; 22.6.85 [space] H.C. Adam".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Classification: Photographs