Chiesa dei Gesuiti, Venice, Italy; Fratelli Alinari; ca. 1880-1910; 1979:0117:00...

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Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Chiesa dei Gesuiti, Venice, 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 church of Santa Maria Assunta, also known as I Gesuiti, was constructed from 1715-1729. A smaller church had been on the property dating back to the mid-12th century. It was, however, too small for the Jesuits so the decision was made to construct a new church better suited to their needs. The architect selected was Domenico Rossi. The vaulted ceiling contains frescoes by Ludovico Dorigny and Francesco Fontebasso. There are ten columns around the altar which support the green and white dome, designed by Giuseppe Pozzo, visible in this photograph.

Place Made

Venice, 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] A. 12966 - Venice - Ch of the Saints by Pozzo >A411 Me.1 79:117:2 12966 verso: [stamped in red ink] ALINARI

Measurements

Image: 24.2 cm 19 cm
Overall: 24.2 cm 19 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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Church

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Chapel

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marble

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Venice

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Giuseppe Pozzo

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I Gesuiti

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Church of Santa Maria Assunta

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Domenico Rossi

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Ludovico Dorigny

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Francesco Fontebasso

Credit Line

David Freund

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1979:0117:0002

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