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    Fratelli Alinari (Italian, 1854-1920)
    The Arno River, Florence, Italy, 1850s
    Salt print from wet plate negative
    11-3/4 x 16-5/8 inches (29.8 x 42.2 cm) (image)
    Numbered 168 in the negative. Titled in ink, verso.

    LITERATURE:
    A. Sobieszek, This Edifice is Colossal: 19th Century Architectural Photography, George Eastman House, 1986, pl. 127.

    The image is usually printed later in albumen. It is quite rare in a salt print.

    The Arno is a river in the Tuscany region of Italy. It is the most important river of central Italy after the Tiber. The
    bridge in the image is the Ponte Santa Trìnita (Italian for Holy Trinity Bridge, named for the ancient church in the nearest stretch of via de' Tornabuoni) . The Ponte Santa Trìnita is a Renaissance bridge and is the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, the three flattened ellipses giving the structure its celebrated elegant appearance. The outside spans each measure 29 m (95 ft) with the centrer span being 32 m (105 ft) in length. The bridge just beyond is the Ponte alla Carraia. The view was taken from the Ponte Vecchio.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    28th Tuesday
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