Chiesa di S. Maria della Vittoria, Rome, Italy; Fratelli Alinari; ca. 1880-1910;...
Chiesa di S. Maria della Vittoria, 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.
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.
Mounted photographDate Made
ca. 1880-1910Medium and Materials
Albumen PrintInscription 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] ALINARIMeasurements
Image: 24.3 cm x 18.7 cm
Overall: 24.3 cm x 18.7 cm
David FreundObject Type
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