Brogi, Giacomo (1822-1881) - n. 0457 - Francesco Petrarca (1870s)
Italiano: Giacomo Brogi (1822-1881), Riproduzione di un ritratto di Francesco Petrarca, circa 1870. Numero di catalogo: 457.
English: Giacomo Brogi (1822-1881), Photograph of a portrait of Francesco Petrarca, 1870s. Catalogue # 457.
Giacomo Brogi was born in Italy in 1822. He began his career as a photographer in the 1850s and by the 1860s had established himself as one of the most prominent photographers in Florence. Brogi's work focused on landscape and architectural photography, and he became famous for his stunning images of Italian landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. His photographs were highly sought after by tourists and collectors, and he opened several studios throughout Italy to meet the demand for his work. In addition to his commercial photography, Brogi also documented important historical events such as the unification of Italy in 1861. He was commissioned by the Italian government to create a photographic record of the country's new capital, Rome, and his images were widely distributed throughout Europe. Brogi continued to work as a photographer until his death in 1881. His legacy is a vast collection of images that provide a valuable insight into the history and culture of 19th century Italy.