From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleChiesa di S. Maria degli Angeli.
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 interior shot displays the nave and Porziuncola of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi. The Porziuncola is a small chapel inside the Basilica where prayers were made to Francis of Assisi, and is therefore a key place for Franciscans. The Basilica was constructed between 1569-1679.
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 № 4835. ASSISI – Dintorni. Chiesa di S. Maria degli ANgeli. L’Interno. (Vignola.) verso: [pencil] .A411 Me. 1 79:118:4 verso: [stamped in blue ink] ALINARI’S EDITIONS – VIA TORNABUONI N. 20 FLORENCE
MeasurementsImage: 19.6 cm x 25.4 cm
Overall: 19.6 cm x 25.4 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 KeywordsBasilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
Subject and Association KeywordsBasilica
Subject and Association KeywordsAssisi
Subject and Association Keywordsnave
Subject and Association KeywordsPorziuncola
Subject and Association Keywordspillar
Subject and Association KeywordsSt. Francis of Assisi