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ID: 500030461
 
Record Type: Person
Sommer, Giorgio (Italian or German photographer, 1834-1914, active in Italy)

Note: 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.

Names:
Sommer, Giorgio (preferred,V,index,LC)
Giorgio Sommer (V,display)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
German

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Frankfurt am Main (Darmstadt district, Hessen state, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Naples (Napoli province, Campania, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1857 - 1914  Naples (Napoli province, Campania, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner of ....  Behles, Edmondo  1860-1872
..................  (German photographer, 1841-1921, active in Rome) [500089827]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Sommer, Giorgio (I)

Biographies:
(Italian or German photographer, 1834-1914, active in Italy) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1834-1914) ..... [GRL]
(Italian photographer, 1834-1914) ..... [AVERY]
(Italian photographer, 1834-1914) ..... [Grove Art]
(Italian (b. Germany), 1834-1914 (also Sommer & Behles)) ..... [JPGM]
(Italian photographer, 1834-1914) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Italian and German photographer; born Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 1834; died Naples (Italy), 1914) ..... [CCA]
(Italian photographer, 1834-1914) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Giorgio Sommer ........ [CCA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..............................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
Sommer, Giorgio ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82102684
................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  History of photography, 2003 Summer, v.27, n.2-129 111
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Macmillan, Encyclopedia Photographers (1983)
....................  Parry, Photography Index (1979)
....................  Rome in Early Photographs (1977) 35, 50
....................  Watson, Images of Italy: Photography in the Nineteenth Century (1980) 54-59
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... History of photography, 2003 Summer, v.27, n.2-129 111
.......... Rome in Early Photographs (1977) 50
.......... Watson, Images of Italy: Photography in the Nineteenth Century (1980) 54
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