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This photograph depicts a painting created by the workshop of Giovanni Bellini. Scholarly notes on the back of the photograph, along with a Kress Collection stamp, indicate that the work is one of the many paintings which originally formed the Samuel…

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Formerly housed in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, this painting by Carpaccio depicts the Madonna and Child surrounded by saints Jerome and Catherine. The work represents an effort of the artist to combine two earlier compositions by Bellini.…

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This photograph, attributed to Cav. P. Fiorentini, is one of the many detail images from the Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive. The work is an excerpt shot of Saint Jerome from Titian’s Saint Jerome in the Desert which hangs in the Pinacotecca…

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Attributed to Domenico Anderson, this black and white photograph is representative of much of the Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive. The work depicts a religious scene with Saint Jerome shown in penance kneeling before a crucifixion-- a common…

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This image is one of the select catalog clippings from the Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive that is in color, as opposed to black and white. The clipping depicts a 14th century Italian altarpiece with the Madonna and Christ child enthroned in…

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In this 1948 letter, art critic and historian Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner describes a painting depicted in one of the Contini photographs and attributes the work to Rembrandt van Rijn. This kind of correspondence was valuable to scholars as they grew…

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This 1961 Sotheby’s auction catalog describes the sale of Ruben’s 1603 painting, “Portrait of the Duke of Lerma on Horseback.” It is a fine example of an auction catalog, featuring color photographs of the original painting and black and…

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This index of paintings by Watteau represents one of the few handwritten documents in the Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive. It was likely written by one of the various scholars who worked on building the collection and would have served as…

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In the early 1930s, Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi began assembling a massive photograph collection of European art to guide him in building his growing art collection. A series of art historians helped organize the photograph collection,…

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Count Contini-Bonacossi’s nephew and namesake – Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi – was an art historian employed by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. He assisted his uncle in assembling and organizing the massive photograph collection – over…
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