Chiesa di Santa Trinita, Florence, Italy; Fratelli Alinari; ca. 1880-1910; 1979:...

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Chiesa di Santa Trinita, Florence, 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 exterior of the Santa Trinita church in Florence is pictured here. The construction of the church dates back to 1258-1280, and is on the site of a previous 11th century church. The Mannerist façade, shown here, was designed by Bernardo Buontalenti and was constructed between 1593-94. The bas-relief visible above the center door was sculpted by Pietro Bernini and Giovanni Battista Caccini. The wooden doors date back to the 17th century and feature carvings depicting various saints.

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

recto: [red ink] [illegible] verso: [pencil] A - 2407 - [illegible Italian] Ch. di Santa Trinita Barnardo Buontalenti XVI Removed from paper mat (dry): handwritten in ink on mat: Facade by Barnardo Brontalonti, 1593 Italian XVI Century Santa Trinita Florence .A411 Me.1 79:117:21 2407 verso: [stamped in red ink] ALINARI

Measurements

Image: 19.7 cm x 24.6 cm
Overall: 19.7 cm x 24.6 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

Subject and Association Keywords

Alinari

Subject and Association Keywords

Church

Subject and Association Keywords

Chapel

Subject and Association Keywords

facade

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Street

Subject and Association Keywords

exterior

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16th century architecture

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13th century architecture

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Florence

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Bernardo Buontalenti

Subject and Association Keywords

Santa Trinita church

Credit Line

David Freund

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1979:0117:0021

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