Chiesa di S. Agnese, Rome, Italy; Fratelli Alinari; ca. 1880-1910; 1979:0117:000...
Chiesa di S. Agnese, Rome, ItalyAbout this object
Leopoldo Alinari opened a photographic studio in Florence in either 1850 or 1852 with Giuseppe Bardi. The studio was known as Fratelli Alinari presso Bardi (Alinari Brothers for Bardi). Leopoldo, along with his two brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo, purchased the studio from Bardi in 1854 and formed the company Fratelli Alinari Fotografi Editori. Leopoldo acted as the photographer with Giuseppe as the organizer and Romualdo as the administrator. The studio primarily reproduced works of art and made views of Tuscany, Rome and Pisa. Leopoldo died in 1865, followed by Giuseppe in 1890 and Romualdo in 1891. Fratelli Alinari I.D.E.A was then run from 1892-1918 by Leopoldo’s son Vittorio, with assistance from Giuseppe’s son Arturo. The studio was active from 1854-1920.
The subject of this photograph is the interior of the Sant’Agnese in Agone (also known as Sant’Agnese in Piazza Navona) church. It is a 17th century Baroque church, and faces Piazza Navona, one of the most popular urban spaces in the centre of the city. Construction began under Girolamo Rainaldo and his son Carlo, and after much debate also included Francesco Borromini. Pope Innocent X had the church built beginning in 1652 so it could be a family chapel attached to their palace (Palazzo Pamphili). The church features frescoes by Ciro Ferri. The main alter is visible in this print, featuring a relief of The Holy Family by Domenico Guidi.
Mounted photographDate Made
ca. 1880-1910Medium and Materials
Albumen PrintInscription and Marks
verso: [pencil] [illegible Italian] Roma S. Agnese [illegible Italian] (1570-1655) plan = Girolamo Rainaldo or > Carlo (1611-91) decor. [illegible] Bishop [illegible] VXII a/b [illegible] XVII -m- 30004A .A411 Me.1 79:117:6Measurements
Image: 24.9 cm x 19.1 cm
Overall: 24.9 cm x 19.1 cm
David FreundObject Type
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