Architectural Lantern Slides of Italy

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Italy during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include arenas, basilicas, cathedrals, chapels, churches, fountains, gardens, loggias, public buildings, ruins, sculpture, tombs. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Some images include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Theaters

Churches

Palaces

Fountains

Temples

City halls

Architecture

Monuments

Statues

Cathedral

Monasteries

Spatial Coverage

Siena

Agrigento

Florence

Pisa

Italy

Venice

Palermo

Ravenna

Vicenza

Padua

Tivoli

Pompeii

Vatican City

Perugia

Pistoia

Rome

Brescia

Mantua

Verona

Assisi

Naples

Bologna

Milan

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Orion’s Fountain in the Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Italy is the work of one of Michelangelo’s students, Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli. The Fountain was created to celebrate the completion of the first aqueduct in Messina, in 1547.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. It was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X. The base of the fountain is a basin from the center of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, a copy of an Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The fountain is probably located in the Temple of Saturn, an ancient Roman temple to the god Saturn. The ruins stand at the foot of the Capitoline Hill in Rome. The original dedication of the temple is traditionally dated to 497 BC. The temple was completely reconstructed by Munatius Plancus in 42 BC. The present ruins represent the third phase of the Temple of Saturn, which was built after a fire in 360 AD.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A seventeenth-century fountain in Rome, Italy, by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Commissioned by his patron, Pope Urban VIII, the fountain is located in the Piazza Barberini, near the entrance to the Palazzo Barberini.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) is a monumental fountain located in the Piazza del Popolo in Rome. It was constructed in 1822-1823 at the terminus of a newly-built aqueduct, the Acqua Vergine Nuovo. The fountain sculptures in the Piazza del Popolo were the work of Giovanni Ceccarini, with matching compositions of a central figure flanked by two attendant figures. These stand on each side of the Piazza to the east and west, flanked by neoclassical statues of The Seasons (1828). T…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A legend associates Arethusa to the origins of Syracuse: “One day Arethusa, searching refreshment from hunting, bathed in the river Alpheus whom, struck by love for the beautiful nymph, took on human form to pursue her. In order to protect Arethusa, Artemis turned her into a spring, flowing undergound to emerge on the islet of Ortygia”. The head of Arethusa, surrounded by darting dolphins, is a recurrent motif on the coins minted in Syracuse. The “fountain” is a freshwater…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The sanctuary (Santuario della Santa Casa) consists of the basilica of S Maria, beneath the dome of which is situated the Santa Casa, the Holy House of the Virgin, encased within a structure designed by Bramante in 1509. The birthplace of the Virgin in Nazareth was popularly believed to have been rescued from infidels by angels, who transported finally to its present location in December 1295. The basilica is a Late Gothic structure continued by Giuliano da Maiano, Giuliano da Sangallo and Br…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Giovanni Fontana was primarily a hydraulic engineer and was a prominent member of the family workshop, directing its engineering works. One of his principal projects under Pope Sixtus V was the management of the Acqua Felice scheme (1587-1590) in Rome, involving the improvement of the aqueduct, which was still under construction, and the erection at the north-east corner of Piazza S Bernardo of a monumental fountain known as Mostra dell'Acqua Felice or Fontana del Mosè (in situ) that was …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    On the terrace above the grotto, level with the piano nobile windows, Ammanati constructed a fountain centered on the axis; it was later replaced by the Fontana del Carciofo (“Fountain of the Artichoke”), designed by Giambologna’s former assistant, Francesco Susini, and completed in 1641.

    In addition to the various elaborate fountains that Cosimo ordered, Ammanati was also commissioned to improve (1560-1577) the Palazzo Pitti, which had been acquired (1549) as a residence for t…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Fontana della Dea Roma is a monumental fountain located in the Piazza del Popolo in Rome. It was constructed in 1822-1823 at the terminus of a newly-built aqueduct, the Acqua Vergine Nuovo. The fountain sculptures in the Piazza del Popolo were the work of Giovanni Ceccarini, with matching compositions of a central figure flanked by two attendant figures. These stand on each side of the Piazza to the east and west, flanked by neoclassical statues of The Seasons (1828). The Fontana di Nettu…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    This view dates after 1901 and before 1911 when a central group of figures was added to the fountain.

    The fountain in this square was originally the fountain of the Acqua Pia (connected to the Aqua Marcia aqueduct), commissioned on this site by Pope Pius IX in 1870. Completed in 1888, it originally showed four chalk lions designed by Alessandro Guerrieri. These were replaced in 1901 with sculptures of Naiads by Mario Rutelli from Palermo. The naiads represented are the Nymph of the Lakes (re…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In 1717 Francesco Carlo Bizzaccheri designed a fountain in honour of Pope Clement XI Albani. The basin was in the form of an eight-pointed star. This symbol is repeated in different parts of the fountain. The step on which the basin rests is also of a similar shape. The rocks in the basin also roughly form the shape of a star. A smaller and clearer star is carved on a castle above the washboard. Two tritons sit on top of the rocks back to back with their tails entwined, supporting a shell sha…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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