Florence: Michelangelo’s Unfinished Apollo in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Adolphe Braun
Adolphe Braun
Florence: Michelangelo’s Unfinished Apollo in the Galleria degli Uffizi
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Adolphe Braun

Florence: Michelangelo’s Unfinished Apollo in the Galleria degli Uffizi, ca. 1868 – 1870


Blatt
45.3 x 30.7 cm
Karton
53.3 x 35.7 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.2371
Acquisition
Acquired in ca. 1871
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Trade with photographs became an established business sector between 1850 and 1880. Nearly all large photography

studios of the second half of the nineteenth century offered views of well-known edifices, but also photographic

reproductions of artworks. Adolphe Braun from Dornach in Alsace recorded Europe’s most well-known art collections photographically. A savvy businessman, he marketed his photos to an international clientele by way of a catalogue. The first verifiable communication between Braun and the Städelsches Kunstinstitut came about in 1869. Among the acquisitions up to the year 1871 were more than 202 photographs of primarily Italian artworks, including examples by Raphael, Michelangelo, and Andrea Mantegna.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Florence: Michelangelo’s Unfinished Apollo in the Galleria degli Uffizi
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet recto oben links auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 41 A. Braun
Bezeichnet recto unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Unvollendeter Apollo in der Gallerie der Uffizien, M. A. Buonarotti
Bezeichnet recto oben links auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 25029 (vermutl. ehem. Inv.-Nr.)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in ca. 1871

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Medial Picture Elements
  • Michelangelo Buonarotti: David Apollo, 1530, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florenz

Iconclass

Primary
  • 9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History
  • 7 Bible
  • 92B3 (story of) Apollo (Phoebus)
  • 11I62(DAVID) David (not in biblical context); possible attributes: crown, harp
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 61E(FIRENZE) names of cities and villages (FIRENZE)
  • 61F(GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI (Firenze)) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI (Firenze))
Secondary

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19.02.2024