Florence: Cathedral, Fratelli Alinari, Leopoldo Alinari, Romualdo Alinari, Giuseppe Alinari
Fratelli Alinari, Leopoldo Alinari, Romualdo Alinari, Giuseppe Alinari
Florence: Cathedral
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Blatt
24 x 18 cm
Karton
40 x 26.9 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.15-1
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibition Gallery

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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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Florence: Cathedral
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Albumen print mounted on cardboard
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto mittig auf dem Trägerkarton: Ovaler Prägestempel FRATELLI ALINARI / FIRENZE / VIA NAZIONALE No. 8 / NAPOLI / STRADA SAN CATERINA A CHIAJA No. 1
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Der Dom; Florenz Mai 1869

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Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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10.04.2024