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Basso Relievo--of Wingless Victory--lately found

Artist:
George Wilson Bridges (British, 1788–1864)
Date:
1848
Medium:
Paper negative
Dimensions:
20.6 x 15.2 cm (8 1/8 x 6 in. )
Classification:
Negatives
Credit Line:
The Rubel Collection, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace and Anonymous Gifts, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.382.7
Not on view
Reverend George Bridges traveled the Mediterranean between 1846 and 1852, producing some seventeen hundred paper negatives of important sites. This one, folded and sent to his instructor Talbot, shows the recently discovered bas-relief sculpture of Athena Nike on the Acropolis.
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