Chiesa di S. Ignazio, Rome, Italy; Fratelli Alinari; ca. 1880-1910; 1979:0117:00...

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Chiesa di S. Ignazio, 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.

Sant’Ignazio Church in Rome is the subject of this Fratelli Alinari albumen print. The Roman Catholic church was built in the Baroque style between 1626-1650. Its original purpose was as a chapel for the adjacent Collegio Romano, but the congregation outgrew the old chapel periodically, with the first expansion occurring in 1580 and a complete rebuild beginning in 1626. The interior boasts colored marbles, extensive ornamentation in its altars and gilding, and Tromp l’oeil paintings in the dome. There are statues by Alessandro Algardi and Camillo Rusconi. The large fresco was painted by Andrea Pozzo. A round piece of marble set in the floor marks the spot where his fresco is best viewed to obtain the most perspectival illusion. This disc is visible in the bottom of this Alinari image.

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] XVII-b [illegible] XVII [illegible] Roma S. Ignazio [illegible] - 1626 [illegible Italian] 1626-85 Paintings by [illegible] Pozzo (1642-1709) .A411 Me.1 79:117:1

Measurements

Image: 25 cm 19.5 cm
Overall: 25 cm 19.5 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

Subject and Association Keywords

interior

Subject and Association Keywords

Baroque

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fresco

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Church

Subject and Association Keywords

Chapel

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marble

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Rome

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Sant'Ignazio Church

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Andrea Pozzo

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Alessandro Algardi

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Camillo Rusconi

Credit Line

David Freund

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1979:0117:0001

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