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Alexander John Ellis
Rome, The East side of the Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus
1841, 11 June, 7.25 - 7.37 am
National Science and Media Museum
Part of the Ellis group of daguerreotypes, Inventory no: 1890-56-R41
Landscape view in Rome of, the east side of the Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus. In the foreground is a cobbled street leading to bollards with railings, beyond which is the arch. A man with his back to us leans against a bollard. To the right a flight of steps is visible, also domestic buildings and a rising hill beyond. The central largest arch has two smaller ones flanking it. The arch has fluted, detached, composite columns, numerous carved reliefs, an inscription on the entablature. To the left is the Temple of Jupiter Tonans, in the back ground the Capitol, to the Right a portion of the Church built over the Mamerline Prisons. The road in the foreground seems to have booth with an awning on the left. Bollards and railings protect the arch.Through the central arch more archaeological stones are seen and a wall built of stonework.