Rome: Pantheon, Fratelli D'Alessandri, Antonio D'Alessandri, Paolo Francesco D'Alessandri
Fratelli D'Alessandri, Antonio D'Alessandri, Paolo Francesco D'Alessandri
Rome: Pantheon
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Blatt
17.1 x 21.9 cm
Karton
23.4 x 31.4 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.383
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

No other metropolis offered a comparable rich and closely interwoven legacy of built monuments and art treasures from antiquity to the modern age. The Pantheon is a prime manifestation of Rome’s special status as the “Eternal City”. The best-preserved edifice of Roman antiquity, it was converted into a Christian church in AD 609. Since the Renaissance it has moreover served as the final resting place of prominent personages, among them Raphael. In this shot, the building still boasts a feature today no longer extant—the bell towers by the great Roman Baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Thanks to the angle of view, the photograph by the D’Alessandri brothers captures not only the temple façade with its

rectangular outline, but also the domed rotunda. At the same time it portrays the urban setting, complete with cafés, shops, and pedestrians, creating a suspenseful contrast between the permanence of the structure and the fugacity of the moment.

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Rome: Pantheon
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Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Blindstempel: FRATELLI D'ALESSANDRI; ROMA

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Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century

Work Content

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  • 48C1 architecture
  • 61E(ROMA) names of cities and villages (ROMA)
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 61F(PANTHEON (Rom)) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (PANTHEON (Rom))
  • 41A31 façade (of house or building)
  • 31D14 adult man
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19.02.2024