Sala dei Pregadi, Venice.....[c.1860] Stock Code: 148639
NotesA stunning albumen print photograph by the Italian photographer and optician Carlo Ponti.
He lived for some years in Paris, where he worked with the optician Chauchoix and learnt the technique of photography, to which he later dedicated most of his energy. He reached Venice towards 1852 and, after a short time, his inventions for optical and photographic instruments earned him public recognition. In the early years he collaborated with the photographer Fortunato Antonio Perini (1830-79) and then the painter and photographer Domenico Bresolin (1813-99), whose archive he took over in 1864.
Albumen print photograph (270 x 355 mm).
In fine condition.
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