This is one of a couple dozen antique prints/photos that I recently picked up at an estate sale. I've never purchased or offered art before because I have zero knowledge of that field, but during this two day estate sale, whatever was left at the end was going to the dump. These pictures just looked too old and too beautiful to let that happen.
This listing is for the one print that you see in my photo. I will be offering all the others as time permits.
I spent hours researching this print in an attempt to provide accurate information. I'm sure I viewed thousands of photos. I finally stumbled upon a Fratelli Alinari Museum website and that's where I've obtained most of the info below.
According to the museum website:
This print is titled "Confirmation of the Rule", fresco by Giotto, part of the Stories from the Life of St/ Francis, in the Bardi Chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence.
Original date of artwork: 1320 - 1325
Date of image: circa 1920 - 1930
Location: Florence Italy, Basilica of S. Croce, The Bardi Chapel, right wall.
There is printed information along the bottom. I will state what that says but where I have an * means I can't read the letter or symbol.
Along the bottom of the photo it reads "(Ed.* Alinari) P.* 2.* 3934. FIRENZE - Chiesa di S. Croce, S. Francesco presenta a papa. Onorio III la regoladel suo ordine. (Giotto)
Fratelli Alinari is the world's oldest photographic firm founded in Florence, Italy in 1852. Its archives contains 5.5 million photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes to modern digital photos from around the world. In 1852, Leopoldo Alinari, with his brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo, founded the photographic workshop specializing in photographic portraiture, photos of art and historical monuments. Their photos range from vintage prints, glass plate negatives to film and fotocolors.
This photo measures just over 7.5 by 10 inches. It was mounted on thick pressed cardboard. (This all looks to be original and mounted at the same time the picture was made). Including the cardboard the actual size comes out to just under 10 by 12 inches.
I'm not sure what type of image this is because it's permanently attached to the cardboard backing. For fear of damaging it, I choose not to try to loosen an area to feel the thickness to determine the type, but I believe it is a print.
UPDATE: SOMEONE SUGGESTED TO ME THAT THIS MAY BE A PAGE FROM A VERY OLD MAGAZINE, CUT OUT AND APPLIED TO MATTING. IF SO, WHOEVER MADE IT DID A VERY PROFESSIONAL LOOKING JOB
For being in the area of 100 years old, I think it's in excellent condition. When lying flat on a table, there is a slight curve to the cardboard. I would think that could be pressed out if it concerns you.
There is a small chip in the cardboard at the lower left corner, other than that there are no rips tears or gouges.
Let me add that as stated above, I know nothing about art. I have tried to the best of my ability to describe what I see and what I've read about these prints. If you have further questions, or if you have any info you'd like to offer, just shoot me a 'question for seller" note and I'll try my best to provide a competent answer.
Buyer to pay USPS First Class Mail Parcel delivery charges of $4.99.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.
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Every January the U.S. Postal Service increases the shipping prices. This year's increase is beyond any we've seen in previous years. Before the 2019 increase, shipping costs were based on weight. A package weighing less than one pound cost the same amount regardless if it was mailed 2 miles away, or from coast to coast. Packages weighing over 1 pound were priced by what the destination zipcode was.
Now, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. I am in Nevada and probably 90% of the packages I mail go eastward, and a majority of them go all the way to the east coast.
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