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Biga (Statue of Horses and Chariot)
Albumen silver print
George Eastman Museum
MacPherson's precise delineation and feeling for chiaroscuro elaborate the majesty of the ancient ruins and provide an
experience of the place, leading the Art Journal to say: "You are struck with surprise at seeing so much that you never saw
before. . . . In the light and shade of these ruins there is a sentiment which, with the stern truth of the photograph, affects the mind more deeply than a qualified essay in painting."
The Art Journal, New Series I, November 1862, 227.