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Twenty-six mammoth albumen prints Fratelli Alinari  

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26 mammoth albumen prints from Nobile Collegio del Cambio Perugia portfolio

Fratelli Alinari


Fratelli Alinari



26 mammoth albumen prints of wall and ceiling paintings from palaces in Perugia Italy. 43x31.5 cm.

Fratelli Alinari is the oldest company in the world still active in the field of photography. In 1852, Leopoldo Alinari founded a photographic studio. His brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo joined him two years later to establish Fratelli Alinari Fotografi Editori, a photographic workshop dedicated initially to the documentation of notable Italian paintings, sculptures, and architecture. They subsequently expanded the scope of their photographic project to include the towns and landscapes of Italy, as well as portrait photography and images of national costume. The brothers achieved recognition for the quality of their work, and by 1860 their portrait subjects included the Italian royal family. 

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Lot Amendments

Light wear, occasional hints of silvering, a few foxing spots on mounting sheets; photographs generally near fine.

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