About This Image

Title and negative number reversed out of negative at bottom left. A beautiful print with rich tones. The men talking and asleep add a human and humorous touch, typical of Altobelli.

Commissioned by Pope Innocent X, the fountain was designed by Bernini and executed largely by his assistants. A rustic free-form rock occupies the center from which water gushes. The rock form at the bottom has a horse, palm tree, and lion, which had to be carved in situ--and were reportedly carved by the master himself. The fountain is topped by a restored Egyptian obelisk.

Provenance: old collection of J. Harrison, Jr. purchased in 1861.

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Fountain of the Four Rivers, Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
Altobelli and Moulins Fountain of the Four Rivers, Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

Price $4,500

Main Image

Ref.# 13369

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1850s  Print Date 1861c

Dimensions 10-9/16 x 14-5/8 in. (268 x 371 mm)

Photo Country Italy

Photographer Country Italy


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