Florence: From the Palazzo del Podestà; Fratelli Alinari; ca. 1890; 1979:0116:00...
Florence: From the Palazzo del PodestàAbout 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.
Captured in this photograph is a view of the city of Florence taken from the Pallazo del Podestà. One of the prominent buildings is the Badia and its campanile. The campanile was completed between 1310-1330, and has a Romanesque style at its base and a Gothic style nearer to the top. Giovanni Villani, a famous chronicler. was in charge of overseeing its construction. The Badia Fiorentina is a church dating back to 978.
Mounted photographDate Made
ca. 1890Medium and Materials
Albumen print.Inscription and Marks
recto: [ink] Florence: from the Palazzo del Podesta recto: [in image] 3078 verso: [ink] 7819 [damaged] .46 F66 verso: [pencil] 7819 .A411 Me.1 79:116:8Measurements
Image: 18.8 cm x 24.7 cm
Overall: 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm
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