Ponti, Carlo (1823-93; Italian)
Photographs of Venice (album)
35 albumen silver photographs, various sizes
Purchased from the Architectural Photographic Association, 1860
State Library of Victoria PCLTWEF 7 [H87.76/1-35]

One of the photographic albums acquired for Melbourne in the early 1860s, this includes views of Venetian architecture and reproductions of several famous Venetian paintings. Plates 1-13, larger in scale, comprise a fairly conventional set of views of the city. Plates 14-35, smaller in size, include various details such as the example reproduced here.

See also Alinari (& others) Ponti: Photographs of Central & Northern Italy {1860-61} SLV [PH], including several of Ponti’s views of other Northern Italian cities.

[reproduction: Entrance to Vice-regal (sic) Palace (SLV H87.76/14)]


NGV 1865, pp.71-72 (listing titles)

For further details, see SLV catalogue, under Ponti (not reproduced; author’s ID photo shown here). There is a handwritten index to all 35 prints at the front of the album