The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute to show 19th Century Photographs of Rome


The Porto di Ripetta, Viewed from Downstream, 1870–75, attributed to Gustave Eugène Chauffourier. Albumen print from glass negative, 9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. Collection of W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg.

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- Through 100 photographs taken
between 1850 and 1880, the exhibition Steps off the Beaten Path:
Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Rome and its Environs encourages a “walking
tour” through Rome with recognizable sites
among the out-of-the-way
scenes nineteenth-century Romans and Europeans encountered in their daily lives.
The exhibition opens at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on
Sunday, October 11th through 3 January, 2010,