Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs


The Rio di San Rocco in Venice, c. 1880
Fratelli Alinari

An unmounted albumen print showing a gondolier in the Rio di San Rocco in Venice. 

Photographed by Fratelli Alinari of Florence [Firenze].

Founded by Leopoldo Alinari in 1852 — he was joined two years later by his brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo  — the studio specialised in topographical views of Italy, particularly its monuments and architecture, though regular portrait photography was also available. The studio is still in existence today; its archives house over 5.5 million photographs. 

Signed, numbered ‘12861’ and captioned ‘VENEZIA - Rio di San Rocco’ in a narrow white border along its lower edge. 

Condition: the print is in excellent condition, with very good tonal range.

Dimensions: the print measures 9.9” by 7.5” (25.1 cm by 19.1 cm) including the border at its lower edge. 

price:  £90
code: cat014
Venezia, Venice, Fratelli Alinari, Alinari, gondolier, gondoliers