About This Image

With photographers' names reversed out of negative on gondola pole.

See: Alex Novak, For the Love of the Image: A Selection of 110 Photographs, p.12, pl.12.

Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta were an early photography duo that took photographs of Venice. Not much is known of them. Becchetti and Zannier do list them. Their prints exhibited the transition between salt and dilute albumen prints. Bonaldi was apparently active from 1852-1868, but we've only found work from 1855. Their studio was located at S. Marco Corte dei Balloni, N. 207, Venezia (Venice).

In Venice, Bonaldi worked in partnership with Tarreghetta and then with Giuseppe Bettini (Calle del Cavalletto 1099), with whom he made a series of stereoscopic views. Bonaldi was in Udine in 1859-60, then returned to Venice; March 22, 1868 he documented the tralazione ash Daniele Manin with a series of images made in St. Mark's Square. The 1902 Guida Commerciale di Venezia under "Photographs on enamel" reports the presence of Francesco Bonaldi at S. Luca, rio Terrà S. Paternian 4245 A.

We have been able to locate only two other holdings of the partner's work: seven prints in the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and one in Italy. The work is apparently quite rare and usually found in poor faded condition, if the photographs in the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum are any indication. The photograph offered here is quite strong and in fine condition.

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Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy

Price $5,000

Main Image

Ref.# 14135

Medium Albumenized salt print from paper negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1855  Print Date 1855

Dimensions 7-9/16 x 9-1/2 in. (192 x 241 mm)

Photo Country Italy

Photographer Country Italy


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