Filippo Belli (attributed to) Rome - Villa Doria Pamphili
Medium Albumen print
Photo Date 1890c Print Date 1890c
Dimensions 7-1/8 x 8-3/4 in. (181 x 222 mm)
Photo Country Italy
Photographer Country Italy
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
With a blue corner mount. A very modern perspective that looks just like a good Atget. Reversed number at bottom right of image (761?). Rome - Villa Doria Pamphili, Garden Theater, stairway access to the Secret Garden of the Casino del Bel Respiro, especially with ornamental vases.
There is another copy in the Cugnoni collection at the archives of the Instituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione (Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism). Apparently Valeriano Cugnoni put together a collection of Italian photographers from 1855 to about 1900. He sold the Instituto the collection in 1913. There are many photos from Ludovico Tuminello and Filippo Belli in the Italian part of the collection, and this image may be by one of them, or by one of the others in Charles Parker's Circle, like Simelli or Chauffourier.