Chiesa di S. Agnese, Rome, Italy; Fratelli Alinari; ca. 1880-1910; 1979:0117:000...

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Chiesa di S. Agnese, Rome, Italy

About 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.

Place Made

Rome, Italy

Maker

Fratelli Alinari

Maker Role

Studio

Format

Mounted photograph

Date Made

ca. 1880-1910

Medium and Materials

Albumen Print

Inscription 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 79:117:6

Measurements

Image: 24.9 cm x 19.1 cm
Overall: 24.9 cm x 19.1 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

Italy

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1880s

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1890s

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1900's

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1910s

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Architecture

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Albumen

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19th Century Photography

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Alinari

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architectural details

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17th century architecture

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interior

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Baroque

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fresco

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Sant'Agnese in Agone

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Church

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Chapel

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Ciro Ferri

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Girolamo Rainaldo

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Carlo Rainaldo

Credit Line

David Freund

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1979:0117:0006

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