Milan: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Giorgio Sommer
Giorgio Sommer
Milan: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Giorgio Sommer

Milan: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, ca. 1868 – 1873


Blatt
24.0 x 18.2 cm
Karton
38.0 x 30.9 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.1015
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The shopping mall erected in Milan between 1865 and 1867 inspired praise from the author of Baedeker’s Handbook for Travellers (1870): “Among Europe’s glass arcades, this is the most beautiful and magnificent by far.” Giorgio Sommer captured the prestigious edifice in a single shot. On the one hand the angle of view emphasizes the longitudinal axis connecting the Piazza della Scala and the Piazza del Duomo. On the other hand, the choice of a vantage point to the left of the centre enables the onlooker to appreciate the richly ornamented arcades. Sommer moreover made use of the light entering from above to bring out the delicate structure of the architecture.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Milan: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten links auf der Fotografie: Druckschriftzeile: No. 1931. Galleria V.E. (Milano)
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Blindstempel: GIORGIO SOMMER; STUDIO MONTE DI DIO 4.; MAGAZZINO S. CATERINA 5.; NAPOLI

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

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions
Medial Picture Elements
  • Raffaele Casnedi: Amerika, 1865-1867, ehemals Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II., Original verschollen (1910 abgenommen und durch Mosaiken ersetzt).

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48C1 architecture
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 61E(MILANO) names of cities and villages (MILANO)
  • 41AA1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings - AA - civic architecture: inside
  • 31D14 adult man
Secondary
  • 25I144 square, place, circus, etc.
  • 41A36 roof (of house or building)
  • 47G534 glass ~ building material
  • 48C1621 arcade ~ architecture
  • 48C1623 dome ~ architecture
  • 48C2 sculpture

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Last update

19.02.2024