Artstor is collaborating with the Fondazione Federico Zeri, Università di Bologna to share approximately 25,900 photographs of 16th century Italian paintings in the Digital Library. With support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Artstor and the Fondazione will digitize and distribute photographs from the archive of Federico Zeri (1921-1998). Over the course of his distinguished career, Zeri collected thousands of photographs from museums, private collections, auction houses, photographers, and restorers, also acquiring entire archives compiled by other scholars, collectors, and antiquarians. There are 150,000 images devoted to Italian painting alone; a subset of these images, representing 16th century works, will be added to Artstor. The archive features extensive photographic campaigns devoted to individual works of art, including details, restoration documentation, and multiple copies of the same painting taken at different times in its history. Many works that are now missing or have been damaged are exclusively documented in the Zeri archive, making it an essential reference resource for researchers and scholars in the field of Italian painting.

For more detailed information about this collection, please visit the Fondazione Federico Zeri (Università di Bologna) collection page.

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