About This Image
This is a rare photograph of Piazza Navona and the Bernini Fountain flooded with water. Until 1866, when the festival was suppressed, it was flooded on every Saturday and Sunday in August in elaborate celebrations of the Pamphilj family. See: Wendy Watson, Images of Italy: Photography in the Nineteenth Century, (Mount Holyoke College Art Museum), p.24.
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Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative
Photo Date 1858 Print Date 1858
Dimensions 12-1/4 x 15-3/4 in. (311 x 400 mm)
Photo Country Italy