Naples: Funerary Procession of the Congregazione de San Francesco, Giorgio Sommer
Giorgio Sommer
Naples: Funerary Procession of the Congregazione de San Francesco
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Giorgio Sommer

Naples: Funerary Procession of the Congregazione de San Francesco, ca. 1868


Blatt
20.0 x 25.5 cm
Karton
24.3 x 32.9 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.1283
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Naples held great appeal for tourists not only because of its charming coastal scenery and awe-inspiring Mount Vesuvius, but also thanks to its customs and traditions. Particularly from the 1880s onwards, Italian-based photographers increasingly marketed studies of human beings that shaped and continually fuelled the cliché of the poor but carefree population of Southern Italy. With his outsider’s perspective on the Italian culture, the native Frankfurter Giorgio Sommer contributed to shaping the visual habits of tourists. In one of his series he captured street scenes and ceremonies such as the funerary procession of the Congregazione di San Francesco. At the time this shot was taken, photographic technique was not capable of capturing movement. To make certain details appear less hazy, especially the faces of those accompanying the procession, Sommer touched up the negative in several places by hand.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Naples: Funerary Procession of the Congregazione de San Francesco
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: 11610 Napoli ( - nicht lesbar, sehr verblasst - )
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf der Fotografie: Druckschriftzeile: Sommer - Napoli
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts teils auf der Fotografie, teils auf dem Trägerkarton: Stempel: STAEDELSCHES; KUNST-INSTITUT

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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Primary
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 61E(NAPOLI) names of cities and villages (NAPOLI)
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31D15 adult woman
Secondary
Associative

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10.04.2024