Florence: Ajax Carrying the Body of Achilles, Sculptural Group in the Loggia dei Lanzi, Fratelli Alinari, Romualdo Alinari, Leopoldo Alinari, Giuseppe Alinari
Fratelli Alinari, Romualdo Alinari, Leopoldo Alinari, Giuseppe Alinari
Florence: Ajax Carrying the Body of Achilles, Sculptural Group in the Loggia dei Lanzi
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Fratelli Alinari
Romualdo Alinari
Leopoldo Alinari
Giuseppe Alinari

Florence: Ajax Carrying the Body of Achilles, Sculptural Group in the Loggia dei Lanzi, ca. 1860 – 1870


Bildmaß
22.9 x 16.5 cm
Karton
40.1 x 27.1 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.2039
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
On display, Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibition Gallery

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About the Work

Along with Venice, Rome, and Naples, Florence also made a name for itself as an important centre for photography

in Italy. It was there that Leopoldo Alinari, who had trained as an engraver, set up his own business in 1852. Two years later his brothers Romualdo and Giuseppe founded a photo studio. In addition to portraits, the Alinari offered views of the city’s famous monuments which they sold primarily to tourists. In 1859, they came to international fame with reproductions of drawings by Raphael in photographs of “high artistic value”, as the Photographisches Journal reported. From that time forward, photographic reproductions of artworks, for example from the Uffizi, were a permanent feature of the family company’s product range. Still in existence today, the Alinari Archive is a unique document of Italian art and architecture.

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Basic Information

Title
Florence: Ajax Carrying the Body of Achilles, Sculptural Group in the Loggia dei Lanzi
Studio
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts in der Fotografie: Handschriftlich:274
Bezeichnet recto unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Blindstempel: Fratelli Alinari; Fotografi; Firenze via Nazionale 8
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Ajace morente; Statua greca nella Loggia de Lanzi

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Main Motif
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Associated Persons and Institutions
Medial Picture Elements
  • Unbekannt: Pasquino-Gruppe, Menelaos mit der Leiche des Patroklos auch bekannt als Statue des Ajax, der Achilles trägt (römische Kopie nach griechischem Original), 200-150 v. Chr., Inv.-Nr. 1996-1914, Marmor, Loggia dei Lanzi, Florenz
  • Unbekannt: Sabine, Statue der sog. Thusnelda, 2. Jh. n. Chr., Marmor, H: 257 cm, Inv.-Nr. 1992-1914, Loggia dei Lanzi, Florenz

Iconclass

Primary
  • 9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 61E(FIRENZE) names of cities and villages (FIRENZE)
  • 61F(LOGGIA DEI LANZI (Firenze)) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (LOGGIA DEI LANZI (Firenze))
  • 48 art
  • 31A461 pain
  • 48C2 sculpture
Secondary

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08.12.2023