Item 2017.010.12.007 - Albumen cabinet card of Titian's Monument

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Albumen cabinet card of Titian's Monument

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  • [ca. 19--] (Creation)
    Ponti, Carlo

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1 photograph : cabinet card ; 16.8 x 11 cm (mount) ; 14 x 9.8 cm (image)

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Carlo Poni was an Italian photographer and optician. He was born in Switzerland in approximately 1823 before moving to France. During his time in Paris, France he worked with the optician, Chauchois, studying photography. In ca. 1852 he moved to Venice Italy where he photographed and published an album of 160 photographs of Venetian architecture between 1854 and 1855, which were sold in his shop. He also sold a variety of optical equipment and reproductions of works of art, as well as inventing optical instruments designed to allow a greater experience of three-dimensionality in two-dimensional photographs, including the megalethoscope, the graphoscope, and the alethoscope, which was variously called a dioramascope or pontioscope. From 1860 to 1865 Ponti photographed Rome, Italy. Between 1857 and 1868 Ponti published and edited Carlo Naya's photographs, until a dispute which ended their relationship. In 1866 Ponti was also appointed optician and photographer to the King of Italy. Ponti died blind at age seventy-three.

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Item consists of 1 cabinet card, photographed by Carlo Ponti. Card shows Monument located in the Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Depicts "The Assumption" with five figures on central platform and two to the sides of the platform. Corinthian columns and relief in background.

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Collected by the late Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass and donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Gail Bass in 2018


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Stoddard, John L. The Dolomites. Part 10. In The Dolomites | John Stoddard's Lectures. Retrieved from

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