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Naya Studio

Italian photography studio

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Ca. 1857, Carlo Naya, an optical instrument dealer, set up a photographic studio in Venice. In 1868, Carlo Naya opened a photographic shop in Saint Mark's Square, Venice. During the 1870s, Carlo Naya acted as the "producer" of his photographs (deciding on locations, angles, etc.) while his employees actually took and processed the images. During this decade the principal photographer for the firm was Tommaso Filippi. In 1882, upon the death of Carlo Naya, the firm was run by his widow, Ida Lessiak, and managed by Tomasso Filippi. In 1893, Ida Lessiak died and Filippi left the firm to start his own business. The business was then run by Lessiak's second husband Antonio dal Zotto. In 1918, dal Zotto died and the firm ceased all business activities. The archive was bought and preserved by the publisher Osvaldo Böhm in 1920.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500033438.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Naya Studio:

Naya Studio Palazzo Grimani, Venice, ca. 1860-1875 Albumen print
Naya Studio No. 130 Building? on the Piazza San Marco, Venice, ca. 1860-1875 Albumen print
Naya Studio No. 5 Unidentified Gateway, Venice, ca. 1860-1875 Albumen print
Naya Studio No. 55 Piazza San Marco, Venice, ca. 1860-1875 Albumen print
Naya Studio No. 52 Piazza San Marco, Venice, ca. 1860-1875 Albumen print
Naya Studio No. 64 House on a Canal, Venice, ca. 1860-1875 Albumen print
Naya Studio No. 174 Unidentified building, Venice, ca. 1860-1875 Albumen print
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