Parker collection of classical and medieval art and architecture of Italy
Spina, Filippo, active 1860-1890Simelli, Carlo Baldassarre, 1811-1885Sidoli, Francesco, 1817-1896Lais, Filippo, active 1860-1892Colamedici, Giovanni Battista, active 1866-1907Smeaton, Charles, active approximately 1867-1869Scaramella, Lorenzo
Photograph collectionsWalls, RomanArchitecture, RomanCatacombsArt, Medieval
Pompeii (Extinct city)Ostia (Extinct city)Roman Forum (Rome, Italy)Italy
Parker, John Henry, 1806-1884
240 photographic prints ; 25 x 18 cm. or smaller.
American Academy in Rome
Parker, an English scholar, was the founder of the British and American Archaeological Society in Rome and a pioneer in the use of photography to illustrate the history of architecture. He employed local photographers: Filippo Spina, Carlo Baldassarre Simelli, Francesco Sidoli, De Bonis, Filippo Lais, Giovanni Battista Colamedici and Charles Smeaton.
In 1893 his archive of negatives was destroyed in a fire. In 1931 the American Academy in Rome acquired the only surviving glass plate negatives.--American Academy in Rome, Ann. rep. 1931-32, p. 55.
78 negatives on 9 x 12 film were derived from prints. Later the Laboratorio Scaramella duplicated all plate negatives on film negative (numbered Parker xxxx/D) and produced the corresponding prints.
22 glass plate negatives (numbered Parker Nxxxx) have been catalogued as part of the collection, although not listed in "Catalogue ..., 1879".
Exhibited: Fotografia archeologica 1865-1914, American Academy in Roma, Feb. 1979.
Closed access material (Archive)
Publication restricted (AAR copyright)
Historical photographs : a catalogue of three thousand three hundred historical photographs of antiquities in Rome and Italy, London 1879. Most photos were published in the 14 volumes of The archaeology of Rome, Oxford 1874-1876.
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