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Canal Santi Apostoli

Canal Santi Apostoli

A topographical cabinet card showing the Canal Santi Apostoli in Venice. The building on the right side of the canal, at the centre of the composition, is the Sottoportico della Guerra.

Photographed by Carlo Ponti of Venice.

Carlo Ponti studied photography in Paris in the 1840s. In 1852, he obtained a license to produce and sell photographs in Venice. He ran the first of the big photographic businesses in the city, producing albums with architectural views of great artistic sensitivity. He was also the inventor of camera lenses suitable for panoramic photography.

Code: 126371
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