Florence: Cathedral with Bell Tower, Fratelli Alinari, Giuseppe Alinari, Leopoldo Alinari, Romualdo Alinari
Fratelli Alinari, Giuseppe Alinari, Leopoldo Alinari, Romualdo Alinari
Florence: Cathedral with Bell Tower
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Fratelli Alinari
Giuseppe Alinari
Leopoldo Alinari
Romualdo Alinari

Florence: Cathedral with Bell Tower, ca. 1860 – 1870


Blatt
32.8 x 42.5 cm
Karton
36 x 50.1 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.888
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
Not on display

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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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07.06.2024