Not currently on display at the V&A

Medieval Rome, the Borgo or Leonine City - The Vatican, Court-yard, and exterior of the Sistine Chapel.

Photograph
1864-1868 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photograph depicting a view within the Leonine City, showing the Vatican Courtyard and the exterior of the Sistine Chapel, Rome.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
mounted albumen print
Brief Description
Photograph depicting a view within the Leonine City, showing the Vatican Courtyard and the exterior of the Sistine Chapel, Rome, photographed under the direction of John Henry Parker, 1864-1868
Physical Description
Photograph depicting a view within the Leonine City, showing the Vatican Courtyard and the exterior of the Sistine Chapel, Rome.
Dimensions
  • Mount height: 33.2cm
  • Mount width: 26.8cm
Object history
This object is part of a series of over 3,300 photographs documenting the principal monuments, artworks and artefacts of Rome from the classical age to the 1600s. The photographs were taken between 1864 and 1879 under the direction of John Henry Parker, the founder of the British and American Archaeological Society of Rome, and many were published in his Archaeology of Rome (1874-1879). Parker employed local photographers including Adriano De Bonis, Filippo Spina, Carlo Baldassare Simelli, Francesco Sidoli, Filippo Lais and Giovanni Battista Colamedici, as well as a Canadian, Charles Smeaton. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a large collection of the photographs taken before 1870.
Associations
Bibliographic Reference
On label pasted to mount
Other Number
375 - John Henry Parker catalogue number
Collection
Accession Number
61717

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record createdMarch 6, 2015
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