Anonymous - Porta San Paolo and Pyramid of Cestius
Porta San Paolo and Pyramid of Cestius
1855 - 1858
Albumen print from paper negative. 19.1 x 25.4 cm. Flush-mounted to original card, annotated in an unknown hand on the mount lower right.
This image manages to capture the almost medieval atmosphere that still permeated pre-industrial Rome at the time. It was only the unification of Italy in 1870 that would change the cityscape forever.
Bonetti 2008, ill. p. 177 (cat. 290)