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Robert Macpherson

Scottish, 1811 - 1872

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Robert Macpherson was trained as a surgeon in Edinburgh, but took up landscape painting after moving to Rome in the early 1840s for health reasons. A noted connoisseur and art dealer, a friend of many artists and writers, Macpherson learned photography in 1851 and quickly became successful as a photographer of Roman architecture, antiquities, and scenic views. During his twenty year career, he made more than three hundred large-scale views of Rome and the surrounding countryside.

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