From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitlePastorale di S. Galgano
About this objectLeopoldo 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.
This photograph is a close-up of the detail on San Galgano’s shepherd staff, an artifact held by the Siena Museo dell’Opera. This museum is built into the Old and New Cathedrals, and is one of the oldest private museums in Italy, being founded in 1869.
Place MadeSiena, Italy
Date Madeca. 1890
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [in photo on bottom border] (Ed.ne Alinari) P.e 1.a № 9084. SIENA – Museo dell’Opera della Catterdrale. Pastorale di S. Galgano. (Oreficenia del XIV Secolo?) verso: [pencil] .A4111 Me. 1 79:118:10
MeasurementsImage: 24.6 cm x 18.2 cm
Overall: 24.6 cm x 18.2 cm
Subject and Association KeywordsItaly
Subject and Association KeywordsAlinari
Subject and Association Keywords1890s
Subject and Association KeywordsSiena
Subject and Association KeywordsTuscany
Subject and Association Keywords19th century photography
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association Keywordsshepherd staff
Subject and Association KeywordsMuseo dell’Opera