'Rome, Palace of the Caesars from near the
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

'Rome, Palace of the Caesars from near the

Morelli, Achille

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Rome, Palace of the Caesars from near the Circus Maximus', 1841. Daguerreotype by Achille Morelli. One of a series of topographical and architectural views which are among the earliest known photographs of Italy. Alexander J Ellis (1814-1890) wanted to use the works of Achille Morelli and Lorenzo Suscipi to augment his proposed publication called 'Italy Daguerreotyped'. The daguerreotype proces was one of two pioneering photographic proceses announced in 1839. Each image is a direct positive produced on sensitised metal plates in a long and complex procedure.
 

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