Chiesa di S. Maria della Vittoria, Rome, Italy; Fratelli Alinari; ca. 1880-1910;...

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Chiesa di S. Maria della Vittoria, 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.

Depicted here is the interior of the Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome, Italy. The Corner Chapel houses Bernini’s famous The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. The Baroque-style church was begun in 1605, with the interior being restored in 1833 following a fire. Carlo Maderno was the main architect involved, with Giovanni Battista Soria designing the façade. Bernini’s masterpiece is located in the chapel to the left of the altar, not visible in this photograph. The church is featured in Dan Brown’s novel Angels & Demons, as well as Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone, which has led to an increase in popularity for the church as a tourist attraction.

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] A- 6192 Rp,a - Ch. di S. Maria della Vittoria [illegible] .A411 Me.1 79:117:4 6192 verso: [stamped in red ink] ALINARI

Measurements

Image: 24.3 cm x 18.7 cm
Overall: 24.3 cm x 18.7 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

Italy

Subject and Association Keywords

1880s

Subject and Association Keywords

1890s

Subject and Association Keywords

1900's

Subject and Association Keywords

1910s

Subject and Association Keywords

Architecture

Subject and Association Keywords

Albumen

Subject and Association Keywords

19th Century Photography

Subject and Association Keywords

Alinari

Subject and Association Keywords

architectural details

Subject and Association Keywords

17th century architecture

Subject and Association Keywords

interior

Subject and Association Keywords

fresco

Subject and Association Keywords

Church

Subject and Association Keywords

Chapel

Subject and Association Keywords

marble

Subject and Association Keywords

Rome

Subject and Association Keywords

Baroque

Subject and Association Keywords

Bernini

Subject and Association Keywords

Carlo Maderno

Subject and Association Keywords

Giovanni Battista Soria

Subject and Association Keywords

Angels & Demons

Subject and Association Keywords

Santa Maria della Vittoria

Credit Line

David Freund

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1979:0117:0004

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

eHive copyright disclaimer

It is the responsibility of the eHive Account Holder to gain copyright clearance for any images or content published on eHive. If you are concerned about the copyright status for any content in eHive or would like more information on using or ordering copies of content, please contact the Account Holder of that content. If you would like more information on our copyright policy, click here.