From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleS. Giovanni condotto in prigione.
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.
The Baptistery of San Giovanni is located in Siena, Italy. It contains a hexagonal baptismal font in bronze, marble and enamel, with panels representing the life of John the Baptist. These were sculpted between 1417-1431 by well-known artists at the time, including this piece of the arrest of John the Baptist by Lorenzo Ghiberti, done in 1427.
Place MadeAssisi, Italy
Date Madeca. 1890
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [in photo on bottom border] (Ed.ne Alinari) P.e 1.a № 8936. SIENA – Chiesa di S. Giov. o Battistero. S. Giovanni condotto in prigione. (L. Ghiberti). verso: [pencil] .A4111 Me. 1 79:118:6
MeasurementsImage: 24.9 cm x 18.6 cm
Overall: 24.9 cm x 18.6 cm
Subject and Association KeywordsItaly
Subject and Association KeywordsAlinari
Subject and Association Keywords1890s
Subject and Association Keywords19th century photography
Subject and Association Keywordsinterior
Subject and Association KeywordsChurch
Subject and Association KeywordsSculpture
Subject and Association KeywordsBaptistery of San Giovanni
Subject and Association KeywordsSiena