Anonymous - Porta San Paolo and Pyramid of Cestius

Anonymous - Porta San Paolo and Pyramid of Cestius - image-1
Anonymous - Porta San Paolo and Pyramid of Cestius - image-1

Anonymous

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.

Literature

Bonetti 2008, ill. p. 177 (cat. 290)

Lot 828 Dα

Estimate:
500 € - 700 €

Result:
875 €