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Giorgio Sommer

Italian or German photographer, active in Italy

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born in Frankfurt am Main in 1834, Sommer began his career as a professional photographer in Switzerland, where he documented the opening of a new roadway before 1857. By 1857, Sommer was located in Naples, where he established a studio. That same year, he travelled to Austria and Switzerland. In 1860 Sommer formed a partnership with German photographer Edmondo Behlès (1841–1921) in Naples. This partnership lasted until 1872. In 1861 Sommer photographed the camps and fortifications at Gaeta, Italy, Pompeii in 1863, and Capri, Messina and Rome, Italy in 1865. In 1880, Sommer photographed Palermo, Sicily, also producing views of monuments. Although based in Naples, Sommer sold views of all regions of Italy, often using negatives purchased from other photographers. Italian photographer. He died in Naples in 1914.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500030461.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Giorgio Sommer:

Giorgio Sommer Vierwald Staettersee. Axen-Strasse, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print with masked background
Giorgio Sommer Vitznau, Schnurtobelbrücke, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Interlaken & Jungfrau, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print with manipulated background, possibly combination printing
Giorgio Sommer Luzern—Panorama von allen Winden, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Bern, Marktgasse, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Meyringen, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Luzern. Rathhaus, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Zermatt, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Luzern, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Luzern, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print with manipulated sky
Giorgio Sommer Gotthardbahn Wasen, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Logetta on Royal Palace, Venice, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Grand Canal, Foscari Palaces, Venice, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Piazetta, View of San Georgio, Venice, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Frari Chuch, Titian's Monument, Venice, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Venice, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Frari Church, Doorway, Venice, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer St. Mark’s Church, Venice, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Exterior Buttresses, Duomo, Milan, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Temple of Venus and Diana, Baiae, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer House of Argo, Herculaneum, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Temple of Castor & Pollux, Girgenti, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Temple of Juno & Lucina, Girgenti, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Memorial of the Swiss Guards, Lucerne, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Piedigrotta, Naples, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Lava on Vesuvius, Naples, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Temple of Neptune, Paestun, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Basilica, Paestum, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer House of Panza, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Street of Plenty, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer House of the Poet, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Temple of Venus, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Civic Forum, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Basilica, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer House of Sallust, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Street of Tombs, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Baker's House, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Baker's House, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Tragic Theater, Pompeii, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Relief from Arch of Titus, Rome, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Tomb in Capitoleum Museum, Rome, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Cathedral Facade, Sienna, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Cathedral Door, Sienna, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Il Duomo, Milan, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Statue of Alexander on Horseback, Naples, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer House of Cornelio Ruffo, Pompeii, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Giorgio Sommer Castle of Chillon, Switzerland, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
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