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Sommer, Giorgio (1834-1914)Views of landscapes, sites and cities of southern Italy

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Views of landscapes, sites and cities of southern Italy. Mid-1850s. 19 albumen prints. Circa 19 x 25 cm and 6 cdvs and 4 cabinet format photos. Each mounted to card (some foxing).

Giorgio Sommer is celebrated for extensively documenting Italy's landscapes and archaeological sites, notably in Rome, Naples, and Pompeii. His photographs vividly capture Italy's cultural heritage, featuring iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the ruins of Pompeii, contributing significantly to the preservation and dissemination of Italy's rich history. Sommer's accomplishments in photography led to his appointment as the official photographer to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, solidifying his status as a prominent figure in the field.

– Some faded in edges, minimal surface scuffing, otherwise strong tonal prints in good condition.

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Views of landscapes, sites and cities of southern Italy. Mid-1850s. 19 albumen prints. Circa 19 x 25 cm and 6 cdvs and 4 cabinet format photos. Each mounted to card (some foxing).

Giorgio Sommer is celebrated for extensively documenting Italy's landscapes and archaeological sites, notably in Rome, Naples, and Pompeii. His photographs vividly capture Italy's cultural heritage, featuring iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the ruins of Pompeii, contributing significantly to the preservation and dissemination of Italy's rich history. Sommer's accomplishments in photography led to his appointment as the official photographer to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, solidifying his status as a prominent figure in the field.

– Some faded in edges, minimal surface scuffing, otherwise strong tonal prints in good condition.

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