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

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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,