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Carlo Ponti

Italian architectural photographer, optician, and optical instrument maker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Ponti was an Italian photographer and optician of Swiss descent. He lived for some years in Paris, France, where he worked with the optician Chauchois and learnt the technique of photography. He moved to Venice, Italy, towards 1852. He began to photograph the city in 1854-1855 and published an album of 160 photographs of Venetian architecture. Ponti published and edited the photographs of Carlo Naya from 1857 to 1868 when a dispute ended the alliance. He collaborated with the photographer Antonio Perini (1830-1879) and the painter and photographer Domenico Bresolin (1813-1899), whose archive he took over in 1864. Ponti photographed Rome, Italy, from 1860 to 1865. Ponti was associated with the Architectural Photographic Association.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500040743.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Carlo Ponti:

Carlo Ponti Doorway of the Church of Sts. Giovanni and Paolo, Venice, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Carlo Ponti Apse of the Church of Sts. Maria and Donato, Murano, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Carlo Ponti Pesaro (?), Venice, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Carlo Ponti Bridge of Slivoalto, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Carlo Ponti Clock Tower of Procuatie (?), Vecchie, Venice, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Carlo Ponti Cathedral of Torcello and Saint Fosca, Venice, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Carlo Ponti Bronze Font, Courtyard of the Ducal Palace, Venice, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Carlo Ponti Privli Palace, San Severo, Venice, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Carlo Ponti St. Mark's Square, Venice, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
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