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Pisa, Florence, Pavia, Milan, Naples, Pompei, and Fontainebleu - photograph album of art and architecture
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Photographs by Giacomo Brogi of the art, architecture, and antiquities of Italy and France, probably created between 1870 and 1880.
Italian engraver and photographer. After working as an apprentice with the engraver Achille Paris during the 1850s, Brogi turned to photography, and established his first studio in Florence in 1856. He produced a series of photographs of the Holy Land in 1862, and his catalogue of photographs of Florence and Tuscany appeared in 1878. The following year, in 1879, he began photographing the antiquities and mummies of Pompei. Brogi catered to the tourist trade, with shops in Florence, Rome, and Naples. He exhibited his work widely throughout Europe, and was named "Photographer of the Emperor" by Umberto I. After his death in 1881, Brogi's son, Carlo, with help from his brother Alfredo, continued to manage the firm.
1 album 1 album (86 photographic prints) : albumen ; 29 x 38 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of leaves of stiff white cardboard; most photographs identified by Edizioni Brogi stock photo numbers and captions in negative along lower edges. All but three of the photos carry stock numbers below 8000; photographs with stock numbers higher than 8000 attributed to Carlo Brogi, after 1881; six pages of the album have been left blank.

Bound in brown pebble-grain clotoh binding;gilt rules on spine and corners; numbered in gold, "20", at base of spine; textured white endpapers.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box; printed spine label with title "European views."
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