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.


  • Title: The Arch of Hadrian, Athens (Verso)
  • Creator: Philippos Margaritis, Philibert Perraud
  • Date Created: 1846–1847
  • Physical Dimensions: 7 × 9.1 cm (2 3/4 × 3 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Cased object
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Daguerreotype
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 90.XT.65.9
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Philippos Margaritis (Greek, 1810 - 1892) and Philibert Perraud (French, born 1815)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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