C. Ponti pair of colored photos of Venice 1860s
Carlo PONTI (1823-1893, photographer).
[Venice, Italy: A pair of colored photographs of architectural landmarks in Venice.] Venice: [1860s]. 2 photographs (7 ¾ x 10 1/8in; 197 x 257mm. and smaller), heavily overpainted with gouache in imitation of a full-color reality, original thin card mounts, one with blindstamp ‘Carlo Ponti / Venezia’. Condition: see images. Provenance: Annie C. Clarke (both signed on the verso ‘Annie C. Clarke, both from the same portfolio collected by Clarke). The images are of: 1.a view of the Grand Canal; 2.St. Mark’s square, with the Basilica and the Campanile. (2)