“Questa fotografia non s’ha da fare…”: Morris Moore, Raffaello e l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia

Sara Filippin


This paper considers the 1850s controversy involving antiquarian and collector Morris Moore, a drawing of Apollo and Marsyas then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, and a now-lost photograph reproducing it, which in 1857 caused the enactment of the first decree banning photographers from the Gallerie. Focusing on the analysis of a variant print in relation to new archival documents and the original drawing, this study offers a new reconstruction of the facts from a historical and a technical point of view.


Morris Moore; Pietro Selvatico; Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia; Antonio Perini; Domenico Bresolin; works of art; photographic reproductions; dry collodion

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/RSF-16529

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