Naples: Macaroni Maker, Edizioni Brogi, Giacomo Brogi, Carlo Brogi
Edizioni Brogi, Giacomo Brogi, Carlo Brogi
Naples: Macaroni Maker
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Edizioni Brogi
Giacomo Brogi
Carlo Brogi

Naples: Macaroni Maker, ca. 1880 – 1890


Blatt
19.9 x 25.2 cm
Karton
24.3 x 31.5 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.1514
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
On display, Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibition Gallery

Texts

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. The Edizioni Brogi company staged its native performers against the backdrop of an osteria. In the foreground, a scruffy-looking man and two barefoot boys stand side by side, grinning cheerfully into the camera while eating macaroni with their hands as if it was the most natural thing in the world. To lend the artificial arrangement a connection to reality, Brogi claims in the printed text above that the photograph had been made “from life”.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Naples: Macaroni Maker
Studio
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 in der Fotografie: Druckschriftzeile: 10458. NAPOLI - Maccheronaio napoletano; scena dal vero.
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf der Fotografie: Druckschriftzeile: Edizioni Brogi
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

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61E(NAPOLI) names of cities and villages (NAPOLI)
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31D112 child
  • 41A31 façade (of house or building)
  • 41C341 dish, plate, saucer
Secondary

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Last update

19.02.2024