Artist: Carlo Naya (1816-1882)
Title: Bridge of Sighs, Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice 1870
Print: Original vintage albumin print with additional hand-colouring.
Affixed to cardboard plates
Condition: print in overall good condition, showing signs of time, see picture for details.
About the Author from Wikipedia: Carlo Naya was an Italian photographer known for his pictures of Venice including its works of art and views of the city for a collaborative volume in 1866. He also documented the restoration of Giotto's frescoes at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.
Naya studied law at the University of Pisa. An inheritance allowed him to travel to major cities in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. He was advertising his services as portrait photographer in Istanbul in 1845, and opened his studio in Venice in 1857. He sold his work through photographer and optician Carlo Ponti.
Following Naya's death in 1882, his studio was run by his wife, then by her second husband.
- Carlo Naya (1816-1882)
- Title of artwork
- Bridge of Sighs, Venice, 1870
- Albumen paper process
- Not an edition
- Not signed
- Date of print
- Vintage print
- Image size
- 25×19.5 cm
- Total dimensions
- 38×29×0 cm