Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Nationality

Italian

Artist Dates

1832-1865

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Date of Work

ca. 1850

Medium

Photographic print on canvas

Height

8 1/2"

Width

10 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: FF_001_B

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Leopoldo Alinari was born in 1832 in Florence, Italy. In 1854 he independently founded Alinari Art Publishing House after he had mastered the trade of photography two years earlier. They began to make photographic reproductions of famous artworks, architecture and monuments all over Italy. In 1855 they participated in the Paris Exposition that led to their international fame by obtaining commissions from British rulers.

Additional Information

Additional Student Research Submitted By: Alyssa Borka

Leopoldo Alinari learned the art of photography and opened a small studio in 1852, two years later his two brothers and himself opened a photography business with the mission to photographically reproduce all of the major Italian works of art. Later on in the 1920's a publishing house (Istituto di Edizioni Artistiche) absorbed the studio, and continues to publish works on occasion.

Photograph of Arezzo-Chiesa di S. Francesco. Fuga e sommersione di Massenzio by Piero Della Francesca (1416-1492). The title translates to Church of S. Francesco. Escape and submersion of Maxentius, which is a painting the Basilica of San Francisco in Arezzo, Italy.

(Source) http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1224/fratelli-alinari-italian-founded-1852/

James Smith Pierce Collection

Condition

Good

Condition Notes

Foxing on canvas.

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