Domenico Anderson - PANORAMA DI ROMA - image-1

Lot 6 Dα

Domenico Anderson - PANORAMA DI ROMA

Auction 959 - overview Cologne
31.05.2010, 00:00 - Photography
Estimate: 3.000 € - 4.000 €
Result: 3.360 € (incl. premium)

Panorama of five albumen prints. Varying sizes from 38,8 x 46,9 cm to 38,8 x 54,1 cm (total length 256,2 cm). Each flush-mounted on cardboard from 46,8 x 46,9 cm to 46,8 x 56,7 cm (total length 261,3 cm) and on five original cardboards from 59,6 x 46,9 cm to 59,6 x 57,8 cm, mounted together (total length 266 cm). In the negative several monuments of interest numbered. Printed title on the cardboard at upper middle, notation of the photographer at lower left, captions of the numbered monuments at lower middle and notation of the editor at lower right. Mounted in red original linen folder, there with gild-embossed title. Edition Libreria Spithöver, Roma. - Some prints slightly yellowed and partially faded. The cardboards slightly soiled and with slight foxing. The folder with traces of usage.

The large-sized panorama shows the city of Rome in its dimensions before the extensive building activities at its periphery which startet in 1871 in connection with the Unification of Rome with the Kingdom of Italy, when Rome became the new capital. Domenico Anderson, who later overtook the business of his father James Anderson (1813-1877), was very young when the photograph was taken. This may be the reason for former attributions to his father regardless of the mention of Domenico Anderson as photographer.


Dorothea Ritter et al., Rom 1846 - 1870. James Anderson und die Maler-Fotografen. Sammlung Siegert, Neue Pinakothek Munich, Heidelberg 2005