Siena: Piazza del Campo, Fratelli Alinari, Romualdo Alinari, Leopoldo Alinari, Giuseppe Alinari
Fratelli Alinari, Romualdo Alinari, Leopoldo Alinari, Giuseppe Alinari
Siena: Piazza del Campo
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Blatt
42.0 x 56.5 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.718
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
Not on display

Texts

About the Work

The highly frequented Piazza del Campo seems eerily vacant. On the left there are two figures that can scarcely be made out. Presumably they were the only ones to keep still for long enough; the photo plates’ low sensitivity to light required a long exposure time, which made it impossible to record objects in motion. The Alinari brothers soon sought to make the most of what photography made technologically possible – hence the various distances can be made out in detail. In the 19th century the family business was one of the most successful in Italy. As a publishing house it still survives today.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Siena: Piazza del Campo
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 rechts auf der Fotografie: Blindstempel: FRATELLI ALINARI; FIRENZE; VIA NAZIONALE 8
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso: Handschriftlich: Siena

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
  • Tito Sarocchi: Relieftafeln des Fonte Gaia (Kopie nach Jacopo delle Querica), 1858, Marmor, Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Mariano d'Angelo Romanelli: Nischenskulpturen, 1378-1382, Marmor, Cappella di Piazza, Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Bartolommeo, di Tommè (Pizzino), ca. 1378-1382, Marmorskulptur, Cappella di Piazza, Piazza del Campo, Siena

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48C1 architecture
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings
  • 25I141 street
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 41A3911 well
  • 61D(ITALIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ITALIA) (ITALIA)
  • 61E(SIENA) names of cities and villages (SIENA)
Secondary
  • 41A31 façade (of house or building)

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19.02.2024