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Fratelli Bisson - South side of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
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Paolo Monti - Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition with setting up by Architect Carlo Scarpa
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Hippolyte Deroche; Francesco Heyland - Construction of a arch for the dome of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan
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Arch of the Aki Temple in Japan (high tide)
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Nevskij prospekt in St. Petersburg
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Alessandro Duroni - Portrait of Countess Giuseppina Durini Casati
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Aerostat flying in the Arena of Milan
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Giuseppe Zaccaria - Acrobat balancing on a bicycle
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Kusakabe Kimbei - Inside a Japanese bedroom
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J. Pascal Sebah - Cairo. Tombs and Mosques of Sultan El Barkouk
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Lamberto Vitali - Poster for the show The three-piece opera by Bertolt Brecht
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Giampietro Agostini - The Italian Industries Smeriglio in via Colico in Milan Bovisa
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Luigi Sacchi - Quadriportico and façade of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose, right side
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Group of Japanese women in kimono around a tea table
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The Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza in Egypt
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Paolo Monti - Pirelli Skyscraper
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Gerardo Colombi - Transit of a boat on the Naviglio
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Pompeo Pozzi - View of the southern side of the Duomo
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Tommaso Cuccioni - Roman Forum before the excavations, seen from the Capitoline hill
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Milan: Nautical and Pyrotechnical Show at the Arena amphitheatre
Fratelli Bisson - South side of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
Paolo Monti - Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition with setting up by Architect Carlo Scarpa
Hippolyte Deroche; Francesco Heyland - Construction of a arch for the dome of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan
Arch of the Aki Temple in Japan (high tide)
Nevskij prospekt in St. Petersburg
Alessandro Duroni - Portrait of Countess Giuseppina Durini Casati
Aerostat flying in the Arena of Milan
Giuseppe Zaccaria - Acrobat balancing on a bicycle
Kusakabe Kimbei - Inside a Japanese bedroom
J. Pascal Sebah - Cairo. Tombs and Mosques of Sultan El Barkouk
Lamberto Vitali - Poster for the show The three-piece opera by Bertolt Brecht
Giampietro Agostini - The Italian Industries Smeriglio in via Colico in Milan Bovisa
Luigi Sacchi - Quadriportico and façade of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose, right side
Group of Japanese women in kimono around a tea table
The Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Paolo Monti - Pirelli Skyscraper
Gerardo Colombi - Transit of a boat on the Naviglio
Pompeo Pozzi - View of the southern side of the Duomo
Tommaso Cuccioni - Roman Forum before the excavations, seen from the Capitoline hill
Milan: Nautical and Pyrotechnical Show at the Arena amphitheatre

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Luigi Sacchi, an eclectic lover of the arts, entered the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in 1822. He initially studied painting then later moved on to studying lithography and xylography. His passion for photography can be traced back to the1840s, when he undertook a journey to Paris in an editorial capacity for, among others, Alessandro Manzoni. Sacchi's interest was sparked and he tenaciously studied photographic processes, particularly the calotype process. The main subjects matter of his photography were fine art, architecture and archaeology. Between 1851 and 1855 Sacchi designed and published “Monumenti, Views and Customs of Italy”, a series of 100 salt prints selected from the over 300 photographs taken during his journey through Italy to document the artistic charms of the country. The depiction of the right side of quadriportico and the façade of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose, with it's particular use of perspective, probably belongs to the 3rd edition of his publication, dedicated to Northern Italy and dated 1854. The Basilica is photographed before the restorations promoted by the Austrian government in 1857, but carried out only after the unification of Italy. Upon the central arch of the narthex, one can make out the two-headed eagle of the Hapsburg's imperial coat of arms, which was removed in 1859 after the annexation of Lombardy to Piedmont and the Kingdom of Italy.

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