The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

View of Venice with gondola

View of Venice with gondola

A view of Venice looking towards the Doge’s Palace and the campanile, with a gondola in the foreground.

Photographed by Carlo Ponti of Venice.

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.


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