From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitlePalazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy
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.
Shown here is the Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, a group of building in Mantua, Italy from between the 14th and 17th centuries. This particular view shows part of the gardens and a courtyard, the Cortile della Cavallerizza. The courtyard was designed by Giovanni Battista Bertani in 1556 in the Mannerist style in order to match the pre-existing palace, La Rustica, designed by Guilio Romano. The Gonzaga, the noble family who resided here, used this area to show their horses prior to their sale.
Place MadeMantova, Italy
Date Madeca. 1890-1915
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] A – 18673 – Mantova Palazzo Ducale Giulio Romano 1511-59 .A411 79:117:18 18673 verso: [stamped in red ink] ALINARI
MeasurementsImage: 18.4 cm x 24.6 cm
Overall: 18.4 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 KeywordsCortile della Cavallerizza
Subject and Association Keywordspalace
Subject and Association Keywordscourtyard
Subject and Association KeywordsPalazzo Ducale di Mantova
Subject and Association KeywordsGonzaga
Subject and Association KeywordsRenaissance
Subject and Association KeywordsMantova
Subject and Association KeywordsMantua
Credit LineDavid Freund.