From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleChiesa di Santa Maria di Monteluce.
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 Church of Santa Maria di Monteluce in Perugia is a Medieval church dating back to 1218. This Fratelli Alinari print highlights the façade of the church. The nunnery, to the right of the church, is also visible here.
Place MadePerugia, Italy
Date Madeca. 1890
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [in photo on bottom border] (Ed.ne Alinari) P.e 1.a № 5058. PERUGIA – Contorni. Chiesa di Santa Maria di Monteluce. (Edificaata nel 1218, la facciata è del XV secolo.) verso: [pencil] .A411 Me. 1 79:118:1 verso: [stamped in blue ink] ALINARI”S EDITIONS – VIA TORNABUONI N. 20 – FLORENCE
MeasurementsImage: 19.1 cm x 24.6 cm
Overall: 19.1 cm x 24.6 cm
Subject and Association KeywordsItaly
Subject and Association KeywordsAlinari
Subject and Association Keywords1890s
Subject and Association Keywords19th Century Photography
Subject and Association Keywordsfacade
Subject and Association KeywordsChurch
Subject and Association Keywordsnunnery
Subject and Association KeywordsPerugia
Subject and Association KeywordsUmbria
Subject and Association KeywordsMedieval Architecture
Subject and Association KeywordsChurch of Santa Maria di Monteluce
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