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A Conversation with Lynn Catterson at Villa Il Palmerino

La Fotografia e il suo sviluppo nel mercato dell'arte di fine ottocento Photography for the Art Market in late 19C Florence.

The Case of Bardini & Co.

This talk takes as its point of departure the first moments when photographs began to replace engravings as a means of reproducing art. The site of this transition was the Florentine print shop of Luigi Bardi, who encouraged and supported the young Leopoldo Alinari (1832-1865) to set up an adjacent laboratory for photography in 1853. Using as a case study the 100-year activity of the dealers Stefano & Ugo Bardini, with its photo archive of some 15,000 photographs, this talk examines the many ways the various types of photographs were used in the service of transacting art.

A Conversation with Lynn Catterson

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6 p.m.

Villa Il Palmerino
via del Palmerino 6, Firenze