James Anderson
Attributed to

Fountain of the Villa Medici

c. 1865
Category: 
In "Fountain of the Villa Medici", the photographer has taken particular care to emphasize the broad masses of dark foliage and the deep pools of shadow cast by the trees that flank the oval basin of a fountain. Through the natural arch created by the two trees, St. Peter's Basilica and the surrounding buildings of Rome shimmer in the distance, in delicate contrast to the silhouetted heavier forms of the fountain in the foreground. The photograph is attributed to James Anderson, partly owing to his reputation as a photographer of Roman sites and antiquities, and also because he made other, similar views of the same subject.
Artist
Attributed to
Title
Fountain of the Villa Medici
Date
c. 1865
Medium
Photograph
Materials
albumen silver print
Dimensions
27.4 x 40.3 cm
Nationality
British; Italian
Credit line
Purchased 2001
Accession number
40647