The Rubel Collection, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace and Anonymous Gifts, 1997
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Inventing a New Art: Early Photographs from the Rubel Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 1, 1999–September 19, 1999.
Daniel, Malcolm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin: Inventing a New Art: Early Photographs from the Rubel Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art 56, no. 4 (Spring 1999). p. 9.